CALIFORNIA – With the June 3 primary election fast approaching, so is the deadline to register to vote. May 19 is the last day residents can register to vote in the upcoming election.
Registration can be done online or residents can pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices or U.S. post office.
It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election. To register online visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm.
To register to vote in California, you must be:
- A United States citizen,
- A resident of California,
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
- Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State’s Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison), and
- Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
For complete information about voting in California, visit the Secretary of State website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm, http://registertovote.ca.gov or the Madera County Elections Office at http://votemadera.com/