If you plan on voting on Nov. 6, the deadline to register is Monday.
Voter registration is officially 15 days before Election Day, which places the deadline on Oct. 22. As of Thursday, there were 799,976 voters registered to vote in Santa Clara County. Let's see how we grow.
And registration, in the era of the Internet, has never been easier. You can register online through the California Online Voter Registration System.
Plus, the Santa Clara Clara County Registrar of Voters is making in-person registration a priority, staying open at its San Jose offices until midnight Monday, and holding outreach registration hours at two additional public locations in Palo Alto and Morgan Hill, said Elma Rosas, spokeswoman for the Registrar’s office.
To vote in California you must be:
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
- A U.S. citizen
- A California resident
- Not in prison or on parole for a felony
- Not declared mentally incompetent by court action
If you are a voter already, but have moved into Santa Clara County, changed your name, or want to switch parties, you must re-register.
Are you really registered to vote? Use the link above to see if you’re registered where you think you are registered. If you moved and did paperwork with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the transfer of information may not have caught up with election officials.
Like to have your questions answered real time? You can register with live human beings at the following three locations—note the extended hours—on Monday, Oct. 22:
1. Registrar of Voters Office
1555 Berger Drive
San Jose, 95112
8 a.m. midnight
2. North County
Palo Alto Christian Reformed Church
687 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, 94306
4 p.m. to midnight
3. South County
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, 95037
4 p.m. to midnight
If you’re heading to any of these locations, give the election workers some encouragement (or maybe even snacks). Monday will be a long day.