TODAY is National Voter Registration Day! Voting is one very important way you let your voices be heard and make known your values, your views, and how you think your government should represent you. You have to register in order to be able to vote.
You can even check to make sure you’re already registered, just to be sure. And if you’ve moved since the last election, this is also an important chance to make sure your address is correct.
But it’s not just about California – any eligible voter in the United States should take this opportunity to make sure they can cast a ballot. Just go to Vote.gov
to get started!
Once you’ve done this, if you’re a member of a disability community, you should also take a look at Disability Vote California
. This non-partisan coalition is committed to engaging and informing voters with disabilities, eliminating barriers to voting, and protecting eligible voters’ right to participate in elections.
Register to Vote
Are You #VoteReady? You can vote if you are:
- Registered to vote
- A US Citizen
- 18 years or older by Election Day
- A resident (homeless citizens can vote)
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
- Not prohibited from voting by a court (some people under conservatorship may not be eligible to vote. See this flyer from Disability Rights of California to learn more)