The General Election is November 8, 2016. As always, it is very important that you exercise your constitutional right to vote for the person of your choice. No matter what the polls say, each and every vote counts.
The Huffington Post provided seven reasons you should vote in this year’s elections.
1. It is not just the president on the ballot.
2. Higher turnout makes our democracy more representative.
3. To the voters go the spoils.
4. The margin of victory can be important.
5. Even a vote for a third party can have an impact.
6.Voting is a right generations of Americans struggled to win — and people in other countries are still fighting for.
The deadline for registering to vote
in this election is October 24.
How to determine if you are registered to vote in the upcoming election: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be 18 years of age or older on Election Day
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of California
Mental Competency: Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
Felony Convictions: Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State’s Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison
-California Driver’s license;
-California Identification Card
-Social Security Number;
How to register to vote on-line: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/
Voter registration Application: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/
If you need help in registering to vote online: Contact the Parish Office for assistance