Civic engagement involves "working to make a difference in the civic life of one's community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes." Civic engagement includes both paid and unpaid forms of political activism, environmentalism, and community and national service.
Read more about Civic Engagement here.
How do I get involved?
Barstow Community College has a mission to "enable all in the community to thrive in a changing global society." We encourage students and employees to have a positive impact on the college, the local community as well as globally. With state support and encouragement, BCC provides resources and opportunities for voting and census engagement.
The Ballot Bowl is a friendly competition where all California higher education systems can compete to register the most students to vote. The competition includes all Community Colleges in California as well as the UCs and the CSUs. A California Community College has never won the competition so why not put BCC on the map? Use this link Online Voter Registration | California Secretary of State to register (or check your registration status). On page 3, there will be a section that asks what college or university you attend. Students will need to select California Community College and then the correct college - Barstow Community College (BCC). If you are already a registered voter, but still use the link to check your registration status, BCC will still get credit!
Check our status! Let's see how quickly we can get BCC to the top of the leader board.
California General Election - 2022
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022!
In order to vote in this general election, you need to be a registered voter.
To find more information about the upcoming election, see the links below:
- Check Your Registration Status
- Not registered? No problem! Register to Vote
- Not sure what to vote for? Elections and voter information
2022 Key Election Dates and Information
- Tuesday, 9/20: National Voter Registration Day
- Monday, 10/24: Last day to register online before Election Day
- Tuesday, 10/25-Tuesday, 11/8: Same Day Voter Registration is available! Voters can "conditionally" register and vote at a county elections office or polling location after the voter registration deadline, up to and including Election Day.
- Tuesday, 11/8: Election Day
In order to improve civic engagement, a partnership was created known as the California Students Vote Project. It is a first of its kind partnership in the nation where all major institutions of higher education in California have solidified commitments to partner with the secretary of State's office and encourage student civic engagement efforts, in order to promote a democracy that is more inclusive of student voices. Find more information here.
- Resources for Voters
- Decide Who to Vote For
- Registrar of Voters
- Voter FAQs
- Voter guides an also be found in the following languages on the CA Secretary of State website:
Interested in becoming a Poll Worker? Poll Workers are an essential part of the successful creation of a positive experience for voters. Poll Workers are community volunteers that support polling place operations throughout the county. Citizens interested in service as a Poll Worker are encouraged to complete a Poll Worker Application.
We also have volunteer opportunities available for current students. Stay tuned for more information on our Viking Volunteer program!