Today is National Register To Vote Day, and in California, you can do it all online– it is a simple process that takes about 2 minutes to do!
Registering to vote is as simple as filling out this form: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US
Can’t remember if you are registered to vote in Newport or not? You can check right here: https://www.ocvote.com/registration/verify-your-voter-registration/ — that link will also provide you with you polling station location!
The deadline to register to vote is 15 days before the upcoming election– in this case, California’s primary is slated for March 3, 2020– not for June like it has traditionally been, before! Note that the March election is the primary election, meaning that it is used for County-level and above (state, federal/presidential).
This year, then your vote will finally have a chance of counting in California– normally presidential nominee elections are already decided by the time California votes, but this year because of the early voting, California will play a key role in deciding who wins and loses.
The “big” election is not scheduled until Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. This is when you will be voting on the president (not just your party’s nominee for president), and also when you’ll have an opportunity to vote for local offices (including our own council race!)
So make sure you are registered, get out there and make your vote heard!