UC I Voted


November is just around the corner, meaning Midterm Elections are quickly approaching. For the benefit of UCI students, the ASUCI Office of External Vice President is making it easier than ever for students to cast their ballots for the Midterm Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at multiple locations, so check your voter status to look for the closest polling location to your registered address. This year, there will be five on-campus polling locations! Check out this map or see the list below.

  • Mesa Court Community Center
  • The Cross Cultural Center
  • Verano Place Commons
  • Camino Del Sol
  • University Hills Community Center

In addition, students living in off-campus apartments can vote at a number of locations, with some located just down the block from UC Irvine.


Registered voters had the option to request a vote-by-mail ballot or vote in person. All votes sent in by mail must be postmarked on or before Nov. 6. Any registered voter also has the option to cast an early vote in person. Check out this list of early voting locations near your registered address. For those registered in counties outside of your polling place, you can cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted after elections when officials authenticate your voter registration.

Start by reviewing the General Election Handbook for 2018, where you will find the right resources to guide you through the election process, whether you’re a first-time voter or an experienced voter. To review a list of candidates for all counties in California, refer to the Secretary of State’s Certified List of Candidates, which includes candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senator, and State Assemblymember running in the upcoming election.

This November, incumbent Republican Mimi Walters is facing Democrat Katie Porter for the U.S. District Representative for California’s 45th Congressional District based in Orange County. This district is comprised of the cities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Laguna Hills, Orange, Villa Park, parts of Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Anaheim Hills, and parts of Aliso Viejo. As stated on their individual campaign websites, each candidate’s stance varies across a series of pivotal topics up for debate, including Medicare, public education reform, national security, immigration, gun reform, tax bills, and the environment to name a few. Take a moment to learn more about their missions and stances in the upcoming midterm election.


Our communities depend on you to voice your opinion and cast your vote!