National Voter Registration Day and Voters Workshop

Have you recently turned 18 or become a new U.S. citizen? Is your voter registration current? According to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, re-registration is required if you have recently:

  • moved
  • changed your name
  • become a citizen
  • changed party affiliation or plan to change affiliation up to 15 days before election day

It is important to keep your voter registration accurate with your current residence and mailing address to ensure that you receive the correct ballot material. Election mail is not forwarded. You can check your voter registration through the County's Registrar of Voter's website. To update registration information, complete and submit a Voter's Action Request Form.

To commemorate National Voter Registration Day which falls on September 22 this year, the Santa Clara County Library District and the League of Women Voters-Southwest Santa Clara Valley chapter will present a Voters Workshop on September 12, 2020 at 3 pm. The topics will be pertinent especially to residents of Santa Clara County.  They include:

  • how to register to vote
  • ways to vote this year
  • where to vote
  • how to ensure your ballot is not disqualified
  • how to track your ballot 
  • candidate forums this year 
  • any questions you may have about voting

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link for the program: RSVP
All registrants who provide a current email address will receive the link about a day before the program.

According to the Registrar of Voters, Santa Clara County saw a sharp increase of about 10% in voter registration for the November 6, 2018 general election. Past general gubernatorial elections since 2006 saw increases of only 3 to 4%. What do you think will happen this year?

 

References

California Secretary of State, Voter's Choice Act webpage for Santa Clara County

Registrar of Voters, Frequently Asked Questions

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