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SMC: #1 CCC in Students Registered to Vote for 2021

The California Secretary of State’s Students Vote Project has released the official results for the 2021 California University and College Ballot Bowl: Registration Rumble.  Santa Monica College captured the #1 spot for the largest number of students registered to vote in the CCC category.  A full breakdown can be found on the Ballot Bowl Results webpage.

Register to Vote or Update your Voter Registration

Register to Vote

This page will allow you to register to vote by submitting an affidavit through the Secretary of State's online voter registration system.


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Secretary of State - Voting In California

Conditional Voter Registration (Same Day Voter Registration)

Eligible Los Angeles County residents who miss an election's registration deadline can still vote at any Vote Center in L.A. County. Under California Election Law, Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) allows a prospective voter to conditionally register and cast a ballot.

Find out more: Conditional Voter Registration.

Registration Status

Don't remember if you're registered to vote? Need to check what name you're registered under or what political party you're registered with?   

Check your registration status online at

Vote at SMC

SMC has traditionally been a vote center.  Visit this page during election season to find the most up to date information.

Rock the Vote – How to Vote by State

If you are registered as an independent or No Party Preference (NPP), you may request a cross-over party ballot to vote in the Presidential Primary for any of the following parties: Democratic Party, Libertarian Party, American Independent Party. (Republican Party is a closed Primary so independents or NPP's cannot vote in it at all.)