No Class on Election Day (Nov. 3rd) at UC Riverside

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Daisy Iniguez
1 year ago
I believe that all students, staff, and faculty should get election day off to relieve some of the stress of voting.
Voting is not something that should be taken lightly and having this day off would provide time to research the propositions and candidates that we are voting for, and it would help many individuals make more informed decisions. There are so many candidates and so many propositions that it becomes overwhelming, especially when you don't know the implications of voting for or against something, as well as the background of the individuals that we are electing to represent and lobby for us. In addition, election outcomes may greatly impact and have lifelong consequences for many members of our community. This can create a great amount of stress for many students, staff, and faculty on our campus.

As UCR alumni, I also know the constraints of having a full schedule of classes on particular days, and this may just be Election Day for some students. Many will not have the time to go vote because valuable lectures and material would be missed.

I believe that small changes like these can make a huge impact in voter turnout, and therefore in our communities. As an education institution, we must do our part to promote civic engagement and encourage our community to vote. This small change can help us make history in Riverside county.

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Marisol Sandoval
1 year ago
Its hard to exercise one's right to vote when one has classes all day.

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Nayali Salazar
1 year ago
Nayali Salazar

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Reamy Newman
1 year ago
Elections day is important and really our civic duty.

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David Toon
1 year ago
this should be a national holiday.

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Emely Alfaro
1 year ago
I believe it’s important everyone has a chance to vote, having classes it makes it extreme difficult to do so

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Celine Chow
1 year ago
We should all be able to vote and have the time to vote throughout the day!!!

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Andreas August-Hernandez
1 year ago
I believe that voting is a right and should not be inhibited in anyway. I also believe it should be a national holiday to allow every American to participate in choosing who leads our country.

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Jahlen Pinelo
1 year ago
This election is more important than classes!

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Percival Parker
1 year ago
Election Day should be a national holiday anyway. Might as well start the change with a UC.