The California Presidential Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd. It’s an important day for those who will cast their votes for the candidate of their choice. While the Presidential election gets a lot of attention, it’s also an opportunity to weigh in on state and local initiatives and candidates that may be on the ballot. Often, these initiatives and propositions concern issues that really matter to every Californian, such as public education funding or state infrastructure enhancements. And local candidates for school board or the courts could also be on the ballot.
Think your vote doesn’t matter? Consider this: what would happen if no one showed up at the polls on election day or submitted their vote by mail? The fact is, every vote truly does count. As Thomas Jefferson put it so nicely, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
I encourage all of our Members to get out and vote. It’s easy to go online and research the candidates and issues that will be on your ballot.
Tuesday, February 18th is the last day to register online to vote in the California primary at registertovote.ca.org. However, if eligible to register, under a new state law, you can still register in person at your local polling place or voting center on election day and then proceed to cast your vote with a provisional ballot. Don’t forget to bring your photo I.D.