Wednesday, April 26

Gov. Jerry Brown approved opt-out voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicles offices on Oct. 11, so Californians receiving their driver's licenses will automatically be registered to vote once the measure takes effect, which isn't expected to happen until June 2016. There are currently about 6.6 million eligible voters who are unregistered in California. How do you feel about this issue?
  • Automatically registering voters at the DMV is a great policy that will improve political participation in California. (41%, 212 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (28%, 143 Votes)
  • The state should work on engaging unregistered Californians who are eligible to vote in the political process instead of mandatory voter registration. (18%, 93 Votes)
  • Mandatory voter registration at the DMV is unwarranted and potentially compromises individuals' private information. (13%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 513

Start Date: October 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

This year, UC Berkeley is allowing a select number of fall applicants on the cusp of acceptance to include optional letters of recommendations. For next year, the university has plans to give that option to all applicants. Currently, students cannot submit letters of recommendations when applying to other UC campuses, including UCLA. What do you think?
  • Letters of recommendation should only become an option for students whose applications require further consideration. (43%, 476 Votes)
  • Yes, all UC campuses should allow for optional letters of recommendation in their applications. (22%, 246 Votes)
  • I don’t know how I feel about this issue. (18%, 199 Votes)
  • No, letters of recommendation should not be available to all students applying to UC schools. (17%, 192 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,113

Start Date: October 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

City leaders declared homelessness in Los Angeles a "state of emergency" Sept. 22 and committed $100 million to combat the problem. The allocation to fund housing and services for 26,000 homeless people in Los Angeles. still needs to be approved by the city council, but signals a shift away from cost-cutting recession policies. How do you feel about this issue?
  • Los Angeles has both the funds and the need to address homelessness with this sum. (39%, 140 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (38%, 136 Votes)
  • The city still can't afford to expend an extra $100 million. (13%, 47 Votes)
  • If increased funds since the recession can sustain a larger budget, the city should be allocating money to more pressing issues than homelessness. (10%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 358

Start Date: September 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Students who attended this year’s Bruin Bash saw headliner Hugo Pierre Leclercq perform his self-described brand of “electro-pop-house-whatever” music. R&B duo NxWorries opened for Leclercq, who uses the stage name Madeon. How do you feel about the lineup?
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (35%, 150 Votes)
  • The event should have featured a hip-hop or indie rock artist as it has in years past. (28%, 118 Votes)
  • Electronic dance music was a good genre to showcase at Bruin Bash, but the event should have featured a more well-known performer. (22%, 93 Votes)
  • The Bruin Bash lineup was great. (15%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 426

Start Date: September 21, 2015 @ 11:49 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Students learned this year’s Bruin Bash headliner after the undergraduate student government posted clues on social media. Hugo Pierre Leclercq uses the stage name Madeon and is an electric dance music performer. How do you feel about his upcoming performance?
  • The event should feature a hip-hop or indie rock artist as it has in years past. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I don't know how I feel about this issue. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Bruin Bash lineup is promising. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Electronic dance music is a good genre to showcase at Bruin Bash, but the event should feature more well-known performer. (100%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

Start Date: September 21, 2015 @ 2:25 pm
End Date: No Expiry