On Nov. 6, voters across the state and the country will have the opportunity to weigh in on issues that impact their communities, their pocketbooks, and their futures. UCI is made up of engaged students, faculty and staff eager to get involved, to stand up for what we believe in, and to make a difference on campus, at home and in the world. Voting is key to that engagement.
I hope that all of you – especially students and others who may be newly eligible to vote or need to register with a new address – will take part in the upcoming election and make your voice heard. The deadline to register online for the November election is Oct. 22. After that day, you may register in person.
Whether this is your first election or your 50th, I urge you to make sure you are registered to vote, learn more about the candidates and what will be on the ballot and, most importantly, get out and vote on Nov. 6! Please take advantage of the hard-won right to participate in American democracy and use the most powerful tool you have to bring about lasting change.
Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering