Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

October 19, 2020

Dear UCSF Community,

The November 3, 2020 general election is unique in many ways, but one thing remains constant: voting is how we make our voices heard.

All registered California voters were mailed ballots in early October. If you did not receive your ballot, check that your voter registration is accurate by today’s deadline. You can vote early and track your ballot. If you choose to vote in person, follow public health guidelines.

At UCSF, we are committed to encouraging civic participation throughout our campus and community. For example, UCSF Health is promoting voting information with patients, and UCSF students and residents are conducting nonpartisan outreach to encourage voter engagement.

As a reminder, UCSF legally must remain nonpartisan, and UCSF employees cannot support or oppose candidates or ballot measures within their University roles or with UCSF resources. However, you may participate in campaign activities on your own time, with your own resources, and without any inference of University endorsement. Watch this short video for more information about UCSF advocacy guidelines.

You can make a difference in our democracy by ensuring that your friends, family, and colleagues have a plan to exercise their constitutional right to vote, a freedom that comes from the hard struggles and sacrifices of many champions who came before us. Visit for more information on campus efforts and...

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