Forgot to Register to Vote? It’s Not Too Late!

Tomorrow will be one of the most consequential mid-term elections in United States history and hundreds of M-A seniors have an opportunity to make their voices heard through voting. In the 2016 presidential election it became evident to many that no election is a sure thing. At M-A, students have organized and taken part in major protests in the last few years, but the most effective way to make a change in your government is by taking part in it through voting.

How do I register?

While voting registration closed on October 22, California voters who neglected to register are able to vote under Conditional Voter Registration. This allows Californians who are eligible to vote to register up until November 6th, the final day polls are open. You are not too late! All you need to do to register is fill out this registration form or fill out a paper copy of the same form at a Vote Center. After completing the form you will be able to complete a ballot at a Vote Center that you can put in a Provisional Envelope provided there.

Where can I vote?

The nearest voting center to M-A is Arrillaga Family Rec Center. It will be open from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. on November 6. Services at this location include Conditional Voting Registration as well as Ballot Drop-Off.

What do I need with me?

In order to register to vote you need to be 18 years old. To fill out the registration form you will need your driver’s license or California identification card number.

According to the podcast “Pod Save America,” in this midterm election “every state is a swing state.” Despite being known as a liberal state, nine House races in California could make or break the Democratic party’s ability to gain a majority. In the wake of the 2016 election and the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, many Democrats feel inspired to work to retake seats in Congress and Republicans are defending their majority. Whether you identify as liberal or conservative make sure to vote to make your opinion count.

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