Oct. 22 Is Deadline to Register to Vote in Presidential Election

County Registrar of Voters site can say whether you are currently registered for Nov. 6 balloting.

County officials issued a reminder that the registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential General Election is midnight Oct. 22.

Anyone who is not currently registered, who has recently moved or who has recently changed his or her name needs to register, according to Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler.

Those who are unsure if they are registered  can check it online at sdvote.com, where they can also obtain forms and information.

New instructions for this election will tell a voter whether the California Department of Motor Vehicles can confirm his or her identity and supply a signature.

If not, Seiler said, forms need to be printed, signed and mailed to or dropped off at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite I.

Registration forms also are available at the Registrar of Voters office and at U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, city clerk offices and DMV offices. Election materials are available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese as well as English.

Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar of Voters office no later than Oct. 22. The office will remain open until midnight the day of the deadline, county officials said.

—City News Service

Deanne Goodman (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Additionally, Tuesday, Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply for a mail ballot at www.sdvote.com or on the back of the sample ballot and voter information pamphlet sent to each registered voter.
David B Secor October 16, 2012 at 05:05 PM
And remember to look past labels when you vote. It's more than just voting (R) or (D) or (L), etc. if you usually vote a straight party ticket. The label is not the candidate. When you vote for a name, you are really voting for the policies and positions that candidate is pursuing. Do investigate candidates' positions on issues important to you and your family before you choose. Don't support a candidate that doesn't support you. Big changes in the Temecula, Fallbrook, San Marcos and Escondido areas as state re-districting has moved these areas from Congressman Brian Bilbray's constituency to that of Congressman Duncan D Hunter, son of Duncan Hunter, well-known 28-year former representative of what was District 52. If you have not registered or received a sample ballot and live in these areas you can find which congressman will now be the (R) on your ballot. There is an interactive map on my website DavidSecorforCongress.com. You can zoom in/out and navigate to find your street up close. The boundaries of the new District 50 are clearly shown. One of the most important rights we have is the right to vote. On voting day, each of us is the equal of any millionaire trying to buy an election for his favorite. Each of us, the millionaire and the citizen has only one vote. Exercise the right so many of us have fought for and defend. By voting, you honor the memory of those who sacrificed to ensure you and future generations will always have a choice.
Mel Sims November 16, 2012 at 04:01 PM


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