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November 2012 Election Events

De Anza is committed to providing information about the issues that are important to our students during election periods.

Vote at the Polls or by Absentee  Ballot
  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • Time: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • If voting by absentee ballot, your ballot must be dropped of in an official ballot box or at a polling facility no later than 8 p.m. to be counted.
Election Night Coverage and Dialogue

Watch the election coverage and engage in conversation with students, faculty and staff. Hosted by African American Studies, Equity Office, and the MultiCultural Center.

Voter Registration
  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25
  • Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Where: Main Quad
  • Sponsored: My Vote Our Future

CA Secretary of State to Speak about Importance of Voting
  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Hinson Campus Center, Conf. Room A&B

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will visit De Anza to speak about the November election and civic engagement. Q&A will follow.

Bowen was originally scheduled to speak to instructor Robert Stockwell's American Government and Politics class. The opportunity to hear from her has now been extended campuswide. Please consider bringing your classes. Sponsors of the event include the following:

  • Institute of Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE)
  • Political Science Department
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Division
  • California History Center
  • Academic Senate
  • De Anza Associated Student Body (DASB)
  • Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD)
  • My Vote, Our Future

If you require special accommodations for a disability, please contact Lois Jenkins at 408.864.8948.

The Stakes in this Election for De Anza Students

From the college budget to California’s three-strikes law, from who ends up on the Supreme Court  to who gets to vote, the outcome of the local, state and national elections will have huge impacts on our lives, our college, our state, our country and our world.

Speakers: Brian Murphy, president, De Anza College; Cynthia Ouandji, senator, DASB;  
Nicky González Yuen, faculty member, Political Science; Cynthia Kaufman, faculty director, Institute of Community and Civic Engagement; Marlo Custodio, director, MindFull Media and De Anza graduate. Moderated by DASB President Pablo Zamorano.

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 22
  • Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Campus Center, Conference Room A&B
  • Sponsor: DASB and the Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE)

Watch and Discuss the Presidential Debates
  • Dates: Monday, Oct. 3, 11, 16 and 22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Multicultural Center
  • Sponsors: African American Studies Department, LEAD, BSU, Equity Office, and  My Vote Our Future
  • For more information, contact Julie Lewis at
  • Join and follow the event onfacebook Facebook

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A discussion of the 2012 election and issues affecting the Latina/o community.

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 25
  • Time: 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • Where: Main Quad
  • Sponsor: Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD)

Vote as if Your Lady Parts Depend On It!

A roundtable discussion of what's at stake for women's rights in the 2012 election.

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 29
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Campus Center Conference Room B
  • Sponsor: Women Empowered (WE)

Operation Black Vote! A Community Conversation

Join in a community conversation around voting and the Black community, featuring keynote speaker Ishmael Tarikh. Tarikh's academic focus in on fundamental change and social justice. He has taught on the post-secondary level at Chico State, Berkeley City College, Merritt College, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State.

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 29
  • Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Where: Campus Center Conference Room B
  • Sponsor: African American Studies Department and the Office of Equity
  • Contact: Veronica Neal at

Event details are subject to change. Please check the De Anza Events Calendar for most current information.

If you have an event to contribute to De Anza Votes 2012, contact Marisa Spatafore at or ext. 8672.


If you are an FHDA District employee, please read the memo about Political Advocacy by College Employees.

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Phone: 408.864.8948

Last Updated: 8/6/14