Aug 02

California Voting

 

Our voting rights are under attack! We must stay vigilant and remain aware of every federal mandate, executive order or any federal administrations whose powers have been stripped away or led by those who wish to see protections and social programs removed.

On Saturday, of October 10th, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which would have made voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license. The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

 

ALL voters registered in California are eligible to vote in ALL statewide and national elections. NO photo ID is required. There are many states today that seek to further disenfranchise voters by requiring various forms of identification, changing polling locations and shortening the hours the polls are open. These are just a few examples.

Click HERE to go to the California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration Website. We need to continue to register people to vote for the upcoming 2018 election! We have seven critical seats to win!

IF when you registered to vote, you initialed  the “Vote By Mail” option on your registration form, you will receive your ballot approximately 29 days prior to the election. To Vote, follow the instructions on the ballot.

IF you have not received your ballot by 20 days before the election contact your County Clerk’s office and explain the problem.

IF you prefer to vote at your polling place and you have received a “Vote by Mail” ballot, then take that ballot to the Polling place and request a new ballot.

In any event you may cast a ballot at your polling place on Election Day  regardless of any other action you may have taken. It will be a provisional ballot and will be counted last and only IF you have not voted elsewhere or elsewhen in this election. (This is NOT an invitation to cheat and be advised that there are serious consequences for voter fraud – but then we are all growing older and with our youth sometimes goes our memory).

In any event, click HERE to find your polling place for the upcoming election.

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