Get Ready to Cast Your Ballot

vote2If you have grown weary of political-ad rhetoric and sound bites, take heed—Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Here are a few last-minute guidelines before you vote:

  • The California Secretary of State’s website (www.sos.ca.gov) is a great resource for election and voter information, including finding the location of your polling place and an official Voter Information Guide (www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov) in 10 languages.
  • There are no fewer than 17 propositions on the ballot—ranging from recreational marijuana to single-use plastic bags—and the Secretary of State’s website breaks down each one with nonpartisan information that includes a summary, what your vote means, and pro and con arguments (www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/propositions).
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Personally delivered ballots must be delivered by close of polls on November 8; mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8 and received by your county elections office no later than November 14.
  • Multiple media reports have exposed a social media scam that claims to “save time, avoid the line” by texting your vote for president. Don’t fall for it— if you want your vote to count, visit the polls on November 8!

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