Shouldn't your voice count in determining the direction of public policy locally, at the State level and nationally? It won't unless you are registered to vote.
Anyone may register to vote as long as he/she meets the following criteria:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of California;
- You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election);
- You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony; and
- You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register to vote.
If you are not currently registered to vote, it's easy to register on-line. Go to the web site for the California Secretary of State. Download the voter registration form, fill it out and mail it to the registrar of voters in the county in which you reside. You should mail the form at least one month prior to Election Day to avoid missing an opportunity to vote due to postal delays. For additional information, please contact the Secretary of State's office at 1-800-345-VOTE.