Here’s the deal: you have to be registered by October 22 to vote in this election. Ventura County voters can go to the County of Ventura Elections Division website at http://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections.htm for information.
Agoura Hills voters should go to the Los Angeles Election Division’s website at www.lavote.net.
To register to vote in California, go to www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm. You can also call 1-800-345-VOTE for assistance in English.
You can also get voter registration forms at the post office or public library. You can download a California voter registration form by clicking on this link: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/english.pdf.
I recently registered to vote online. The form asks you to provide either your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number, but it is easy and fast. After you fill out the form, the Secretary of State’s office mails the completed form to you, which you sign, date, and drop back in the mail. You don’t even need a stamp.
Remember that you have to re-register to vote if you have moved, changed your address, changed your last name, or changed your political party.
The next election, the much-awaited presidential primaries, will take place on February 5, 2008. The direct primaries will happen on June 3, and the Big Kahuna, the presidential general election, will take place on November 4.
Be sure to participate in that one. The future of our country is at stake.
The polls in Ventura County open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. You can find your polling place for cities in Ventura County for the November 6 election by going to http://recorder.countyofventura.org/PPLACE/POLLPLAC.HTM.
Los Angeles County voters should go to www.lavote.net/locator/ to find their polling place.
Click on this link for a great list of upcoming Ventura County election dates: http://recorder.countyofventura.org/Electionday.pdf.
Los Angeles County voters can click on this link for a similar list of upcoming elections: www.lavote.net/VOTER/PDFS/CALENDAR_EVENTS/11062007.pdf.
Democrats can turn the Conejo Valley blue in upcoming years just by turning out to vote their conscience. Let’s get it done.
And remember, regime change begins at home.