Mid-term and primary elections may not seem as exciting as choosing a President,
but the people who are elected to run the City and the State,
and laws that may be passed by the propositions,
affect your everyday life much more directly than the President.
The last day to register is October 22, which is less than two weeks away.
Here is the website for registration information: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/
Here’s another one: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail
Information is available in English and several other languages.
If you choose “vote by mail” the ballot and information will be sent to you before the election,
so you can take your time marking it. No need to take time off to go to the polling station.
The ballots have been re-designed to be easier to use.
You mark right on the ballot instead of a card with numbers.
You don’t even need a stamp to mail it back.
Around the world people who get the right to vote sometimes stand in line for hours
or even walk for miles just to be able to vote.
You can do it from your couch.