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Why Every Election Matters

Every four years, we as a country elect a President to lead us for the next four years, Presidential elections are important because the President sets the vision and direction of our country.  

However, equally – if not more – important are all the statewide and local races that take place between presidential elections.  

Our local governments have the greatest impact on our day-to-day lives, our neighborhoods, and our communities. They affect things like schools, parks, roads, libraries, and so much more. Local elected officials are responsible for maintaining and managing local infrastructure, education reform, housing services, and police and fire departments. And, many local offices are non-partisan.

By electing local leaders that share our vision we can improve outcomes for all, and create policies that address the unique needs and conditions for everyone in our communities.

These local officials are being elected every year with little citizen involvement. That’s why every election matters. It matters to you, your child/ren, your family, and your friends.

How To Register To Vote

In California, there are 4 different ways you can register to vote:

  • Online: You can register online here.

  • By Mail: To register by mail you can print the form online or grab one at your local library, Post Office, or DMV office and mail the completed form to your county election office.

  • In-Person: Contact your county election office for more information on when and where you can register to vote in-person. Orange County Registrar of Voters  San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters 

  • Same-Day Voter Registration: If you miss the deadline to register to vote (15 days prior to Election Day), you can still register in-person by visiting your county election office, polling place, or vote center to register.


What You Need to Register:

  • The voter registration application asks for your driver license (DL) or California Identification (ID) card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

    If you do not have any of this you can still register to vote, just make sure to leave that space blank.

Still have questions about voter registration/how to vote?

View our FAQ page.


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