California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be at UC Santa Barbara Thursday to speak with students about the importance of voting.
Padilla said that he and a lot of others in the political world were dismayed by 2014's record low voter turnout in California.
He said that getting more people involved in the political process is important. With a school like UCSB, where there are thousands registered to vote, he said their participation, could really shape an election.
He said that getting people to participate is the tough part.