The California elections are right around the corner and there are a lot of important issues ridding on this election. We are being asked to choose many new officials including a governor who will manage the state for the next 4 years. In addition to choosing who will lead and represent the state we will also be voting on many important issues.  

If you want your voice to be heard, you can make it happen by voting. There is no reason that a qualified individual should not vote. If you are not ready, here is what you need to do: 

Get registered. The California voter registration deadline is October 22, 2018. You can check your status and fill out the registration form on the Secretary of State’s website, which also has information about voter eligibility, when you need to re-register. 

Once you are registered it’s time to do your homework. You’ll want to brush up on the candidates and issues you’ll be considering before voting. Remember, you’ll be voting for a new governor who will lead the state for the next 4 years and it’s important to know as much about the candidates as possible so that you can choose the candidate who best represents what you believe in and who you feel will be best for the state.  

There are senate and congressional races that will also be on the ballot. These representatives will also have a great influence on the future of the state so it’s important to know what each candidate represents. 

Voting on propositions and measures are also of great importance as they will be enacted as laws and regulations that may have an effect on you.  

Voting is an important process that every American should participate in. Do your part as an American and exercise your right to vote this November 6.