DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE RAPIDLY APPROACHING

The last day to register to vote for the February 5th presidential primaries is Tuesday, January 22.

The 2008 presidential election year brings three opportunities to ensure that your voice is heard, with elections in February, June, and November. No matter who you vote for or what position you take, voting is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference and take action to advance basic civil rights and liberties for all Americans. Make your voice heard on local issues and universal concerns.

With busy and often unpredictable schedules, voting-by-mail is the most convenient way to ensure that your voice is heard on Election Day. Any citizen can register to vote-by-mail, giving you plenty of time to complete your ballot and mail it to the Registrar any time on or before Election Day (or you can drop it off at any polling place in the county).

You can pick up a voter registration form from any local post office. If you want to vote-by-mail, check Box 11, and become a permanent vote-by-mail voter.

The last day to register to vote for the Feb. 5 election is Jan. 22. Your form must be postmarked by the 22nd or you’ll have to wait until the June 3rd election to vote, and you won’t be able to help determine your party’s presidential candidate.

If you’re not sure if you’re registered, you can use a new website created by the folks at MoveOn.org to see whether you’re registered. The site is VotePoke. If you’re not, you can register online–it only takes about 2 minutes. You can also invite friends–that is, “poke” them–to register as well!

For additional assistance with voter registration contact the San Diego Country Registrar of Voters or call (858) 565-5800.