October 22 is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming November 6 presidential general election. Besides voting for the United States president, senator, representative and other local officials, there are state and local propositions of importance as well.
Thanks to Senator Leland Yee’s Senate Bill 397, passed and signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011, you can register online now. If your signature is on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles, it will be appended to your online application and transferred electronically to individual county Register of Voters offices.
To register online, go to http://RegistertoVote.ca.gov
You can also mail your application but it must be postmarked no later than Monday, October 22, 2012.
Who can register to vote?
To register to vote in California, you must be:
A United States citizen,
A resident of California,
Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent, and
Not in prison or in county jail (serving a state prison sentence or serving a term of more than one year in jail for a defined “low-level” felony), or on parole, post-release community supervision, or post-sentencing probation for a felony conviction.
If you have moved since you last voted, you must reregister.