The Nov. 6 General Election is just around the corner, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs is coordinating with the California Secretary of State to encourage veterans, active duty military, employees and their families to vote.
“Veterans have protected our right to vote from the time this country was formed,” said CalVet Secretary Peter J. Gravett. “Men and women are standing the line to defend that right today, and we should all honor their sacrifice and service by voting on Nov. 6.”
The last day to register to vote in the General Election is Oct. 22.
Registration is easy. If you have a California Driver License, you can register online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm .
Active military personnel who are California residents serving out of state or deployed overseas are encouraged to participate.
You may also register to vote at your County Elections Office. To find an office near you, visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_d.htm .
Polls will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Registered voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, can vote by mail. To do so, complete and print an application found at www.sos.ca.gov/elections_m.htm .
Mail your application in time to arrive at your County Elections Office no later than Oct. 30.
Deployed military personnel should do so immediately so that their ballots can reach them and be returned in time to be counted.
For more information call, the Secretary of State’s voter hotline at 800-345-VOTE or visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-in-california .