Are You Registered to Vote?
Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Three short months from now voters across the country will head to the polls for the midterm elections, casting their votes on numerous important issues and proposals on the ballot. You have the opportunity let your voice be heard through the voting process.

But are you ready to vote? The deadline to register to vote in the November 2018 elections is Monday, October 22. Don’t delay either registering or confirming your voter status!

Check out these easy steps to prepare for this important civic responsibility:

1. Be an informed voter. Research the pros and cons of the propositions on the ballot. Learn about the candidates and their platforms.

2. Set an example for your children. If they’re old enough, discuss important issues and why voting is important. This helps them learn how voting can affect government and shows that every person’s opinion counts.

3. Register to vote by visiting the State of California’s voter website. You will be able to register to vote in California if you are:
• A U.S. Citizen
• A California Resident
• At least 18 years of age on or before the next election
• Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
• Not declared mentally incompetent by court action.

Younger residents can pre-register to vote in California if they meet the following requirements:
• 16 or 17 years old
• Meets all the other requirements to vote (see list above)
On their 18th birthday, they will be automatically registered to vote.

4. If you are already registered, confirm your voter status with your local Registrar of Voters (San Diego County or Riverside County). These links will also provide information about voting by mail and finding your assigned polling location if you choose to vote in person on Election Day.