You THINK That You’re Registered to Vote, but You’re *NOT*: It’s Registration Day!

In 42 days (or fewer), people from all around the country will experience a rude surprise: they thought that they were registered to vote, but — thanks to voter purges, failures to vote previously, returned mail, and the like — they aren’t.  They will head into the voting booth like they’re walking blindly through the doors to an elevator — only to find that the elevator isn’t there.

Thankfully, there’s now an easy way to check before you plunge terrified and screaming towards … hmmm, on second thought, I’m going to abandon that simile.  You don’t want a rude surprise, do you?  Then click this link.

http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote

Wherever you are — especially important for your out of state friends and relations, many of whom have taken steps to “cull the herd” of voters that California has not — that link will tell you whether you appear to be registered to vote.

And if you still need (or finally want) to register to online in California, we have that covered too!  Online voter registration has just come online!  Here’s that link:

https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

Vote here sign posted across from door to empty elevator shaft

What do you think: better WITH or WITHOUT the text?

 


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)