Registered to vote? Today is last day for Californians to register online for Nov. 8 election
Voters in California will cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, if they are registered to vote.
(Published Saturday, Nov. 7, 2018)
The deadline to register for the Nov. 8 election is Monday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.
Voters can register online by visiting election.ca.gov, or by calling 916-332-1881 at any time between Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.
Election officials ask that voters print out the registration form and submit it in person, noting the reason for the registration.
“We encourage you to have your neighbors volunteer to take the registration form to your registered election agent or another election official to speed up the process,” said Mark P. Jones, director, California Secretary of State’s Office, Sacramento
Voters will then have 30 days to verify their registrations and change them if necessary.
Registration forms can also be picked up from county election offices.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the state received more than 1.3 million applications for voter registration between May and October, of which about 50 percent had to be verified before they were valid.
The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m.
“We need at least 30,000 people to register for the November general election,” Padilla said.
Padilla noted there are about 9.5 million registered voters in California.
“So we have plenty of candidates to choose from,” he said. “The number one factor that will determine the outcome in November is turnout.”
Padilla also pointed out that the state has been providing a $15 million state-funded grant to counties, cities and school districts to assist in voter registration.
“The vast majority of those individuals who have registered have done so in a state-funded fashion,” Padilla said. “They could have done so without having to pay any fees in addition to their voter registration fee or fee reduction through the federal Election Assistance Commission, or with no fees at all. But most have chosen to do it in a state-funded fashion