Elections

University and College Ballot Bowl Result


Congratulations to California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo for winning our Inaugural California University and College Ballot Bowl leading up to the 2018 General Election! We applaud their efforts to register 3,178 students and wish them luck as they strive to maintain their championship status during the 2020 University and College Ballot Bowl.

Secretary Padilla presenting Cal Poly student leadership with their Ballot Bowl trophy

Three awards were given to the CCC, CSU, UC, and AICCU systems, for a total of twelve awards. In the spirit of camaraderie, each campus won only one prize. The Secretary of State presented a resolution to the administration of the winning campuses acknowledging their support and efforts in the competition.

*In the spirit of camaraderie, each school could only win one prize. The asterisked schools finished second to a school that won in a separate category.

The campus with the largest number of students registered:
The campus with the largest percentage of its student body registered:
The campus with the most creative approach to registering students:

To select the winners of campuses with the most creative approach to registering students, the Secretary of State’s office reviewed voter outreach plans submitted to our office as well as campus social media and webpages.




Campuses with Highest Student Voter Registrations (Overall)

Institution Count
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) 3178
CSU Fullerton 2627
UC Santa Barbara 1857
CSU Channel Islands 643
San José State University 339
UC Irvine 304
CSU Fresno 212
Sonoma State University 117
Pasadena City College 98
CSU Sacramento 97



Campuses with Highest Student Voter Registration (Broken Down by Higher Education System)


California Community College

Institution Count
Pasadena City College 98
Santa Monica College 71
American River College 56
Riverside City College 41
Sacramento City College 41
Cosumnes River College 19
Norco College 19
Cerritos College 16
Irvine Valley College 15
Santiago Canyon College 15


California State University

Institution Count
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) 3178
CSU Fullerton 2627
CSU Channel Islands 643
San José State University 339
CSU Fresno 212
Sonoma State University 117
CSU Sacramento 97
CSU Los Angeles 88
San Francisco State University 60
Humboldt State University 55


Private University

Institution Count
University of San Diego 82
Otis College of Art and Design 33
Mount Saint MaryÆs University 19


University of California

Institution Count
UC Santa Barbara 1857
UC Irvine 304
UC Santa Cruz 85
UC Los Angeles 35
UC Merced 26
UC Davis 9
UC Riverside 5





Unregistered Campuses

Institution Count
UC San Diego 304
Solano Community College 21
Folsom Lake College 20
Berkeley City College 19
Bakersfield College 18
Allan Hancock College 16
Fullerton College 14
Cypress College 14
Moreno Valley College 12
Monterey Peninsula College 11