FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2012
Contact: Shannan Velayas, (916) 653-6575
Monday is Voter Registration Deadline for California’s June Primary
SACRAMENTO – Want to be a part of California’s first statewide top-two primary next month? May 21 is the last day to register to vote in the June 5 primary election.
“Filling out a voter registration form takes less than five minutes, yet every election cycle there are eligible Californians who bow out of participating in democracy. With the online tools on the Secretary of State website, registering to vote or verifying your existing registration are easier than ever,” said Secretary of State Debra Bowen, California’s chief elections official. “By registering to vote by Monday, you’ll have a hand in choosing which candidates will move on to the November general election and whether some ballot measures become law.”
Voter registration closes 15 days before each election in California. People can fill out the Secretary of State’s online voter registration form at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote then just print, sign and mail it. (The form is even pre-addressed to the registrant’s county elections office.) Californians can also pick up a voter registration form at any U.S. post office, public library or county elections office. Continue reading