If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline for California is October 22.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- First, check your registration status. You can do that online through the County Registrar's website. If you've recently moved, changed your name, or you want to change your political party choice, you'll need to re-register.
- If you're not registered or the information is not-to-date, you can fill out the application online or you can pick up the form at several nearby locations including: any of the Carlsbad libraries, the city clerk's office, and any local post office. You can also ask also ask the County Registrar office to mail you a registration postcard by calling (858) 565-5800.
- If you have any questions, the Sectretary of State's office has an online guide to help.