YOUR VOTE: California
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by Countable | 3.19.18
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
1. KNOW THE DATES
- Primary Election: The primary election is on June 5, 2018.
- General Election: The general election is on November 6, 2018.
2. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Registration Status: Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Voting Requirements: Here are the requirements to register as a voter in California
- Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the primary election is May 21, 2018.
- General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the general election is October 17, 2018.
3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
- Polling Location: School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Absentee Ballot: Out of town, or serving abroad? Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
- Voter ID Laws: Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in California except for some first time voters.
- Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Don't have valid ID?: Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in California except for some first time voters.
- Voter ID helpline: Call 844-338-8743
- Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders: Visit California Voter ID FAQs
5. CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT
- Democratic Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Democratic primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
- Republican Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Republican primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
6. BALLOT MEASURES
June 5, 2018:
- Proposition 68 — Issues $4 billion in bonds for parks, environmental protection, and water infrastructure
- Proposition 69 — Requires certain tax and fee revenue related to transportation be used for transportation purposes
- Proposition 70 — Requires a one-time two-thirds vote to use revenue from the cap-and-trade program
- Proposition 71 — Changes the date for when voter-approved ballot measures take effect
- Proposition 72 — Excludes rainwater capture systems from property tax assessments
November 6, 2018:
- Housing Loans, Grants, and Programs and Veterans' Loans Bond — Issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans' home loans
- Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conversation Bond Initiative — Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects
- Proposition 5, Tax Transfer Initiative — Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments
- Proposition 12, Farm Animal Confinement Initiative — Establishes minimum requirements for confining calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hensm and bans the sale of meat and eggs from animals confined in areas below the minimum threshold
- Proposition 7, Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure — Establish permanent, year-round daylight saving time (DST) in California if federal law is changed to allow for permanent DST
- Proposition 6, Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative — Repeals the gas and diesel tax increase and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017 and requires voter approval for future fuel tax and vehicle fee increases
7. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
- Phone Number: The California Elections Division can be reached at (916) 657-2166
- Email Address: It can be reached via email through this simple form.
8. NEED TO REGISTER?
- Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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