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UPDATE – To verify you are registered to vote, where, etc VotePoke nearly 11,000 ‘poked’ it, tool has expired, instead use Los Angeles Registrar of Voters link to check your status: https://lavote.net/SECURED/VOTER_REG/ secure link
Other California County: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/index.htm
Have you done your homework? Who is Best person for All Californians: Take the Poll once only
Governor: choose one
Senator: choose one
Tea Party: choose one
Results: come back after November 2 – see how your vote matched up with other Californians.
Propositions Want to give a billionaire billions??? Read ballot pamphlet -websites carefully. Find out: Who put up the money to get it on the ballot?
Bring Your Voter Pamphlet: poll workers quickly find you in the book; use it to mark ballot/vote quickly.
If you aren’t listed in polling place book –or for any problem: request an Emergency ballot.
If poll workers don’t have Emergency ballots –they offer you a Provisional ballot: use it. Then: Ask for and KEEP receipt of your ballot.
30 Days After election day: call Registrar’s office, give ballot receipt number to see if your vote counted -registration valid.
Polling Place Problem: Be polite –rudeness, temper won’t change -help a thing; poll workers are your own neighbors, they enable democracy.
Not Sure –how to vote –a Candidate -Proposition: then skip it —don’t vote what you don’t know, we can’t afford any more mistakes.
Verify You are Registered to Vote in California HERE:
Use VotePoke to make sure you can vote
Click Here SEE above
NOTE –IF You didn’t do your Homework on candidates -propositions: I’d rather you DIDN’T vote –than help you vote for the harmful.
PRIVATE –I cannot see your information –every link here is just like any link in a Blogroll –I cannot see -keep -verify -sell -pass any information. If you don’t believe -worried, don’t ‘Poke’
–Not sure you can trust: over 10,900 people have ‘Poked’ this page since I first published it, my most popular –not even one has written complaint about privacy.
LA County Registrar-Recorder Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk
Contact Registrar –Before 5 PM week day: 562-466-1310 or 562-466-1323
Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. –To be Certain you can vote, you must be registered before Deadline: 15 days prior to election. If not already REGISTERED: register pronto, you way don’t want to be in with the last-minute crowd for November election.
Election to decide President and one Senator: first Tuesday of November (every four years).
To Register: You Have Choices
You can register to vote: Internet -or- In person/hard copy
a.) Click Sidebar link –under “Californian – vote” ====>
b.) Google it yourself: “Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters”
c.) Haven’t voted in a while –not sure if voter registration valid? MoveOn.org sent me an e-mail with a cool link they created, to verify if you are registered. –If you aren’t: it has a link to register on-line.
MoveOn.org: Use VotePoke to make sure you can vote
Click Here SEE Top
NOTE MoveOn.org form doesn’t allow “mailing” address; to use both “residence” and “mailing” address: pick up a hard copy
NOTE If you Register on-line: you still need to sign registration form: watch your mail for the sig card, return promptly; don’t receive within ten days: call Registrar’s office —NOT valid -not allowed to Vote until Registrar has your signature.
Note Links —No, I don’t make any money from clicks –No, I cannot see your information or anything else, they are just links as in any blogroll, there for quick convenience.
~Register in Person
Pick up the Voter Registration form:
-Department of Social Services office
Call first to verify they have forms
-Registrar of Voters office, Norwalk –for Los Angeles county residents
-Fill in the form —on the spot —EVERY LINE
-MAKE SURE: SIGN it –no signature NO registration
-mail it immediately on leaving the building
Then You can decide method to vote:
Polling booth in your neighborhood on Election Day or
via mail before Election Day. Additionally, vote: up to one week before election via electronic vote machine, various locations; by Provisional ballot; in an emergency – SEE Sidebar or Registrar of Voters website
Want to vote–
–on your schedule –at kitchen table?
–Your county will use the vote-stealing electronic ‘touch-screen’ “ballot” machines
–you will be temporarily outside the US on election day
–getting to polling booth will be physically challenging
–you’re military posted outside the US
Vote by mail:
~Request Mail-In ballot form here
-when you receive the form: mail it in
-ballot will be sent to you, with deadline for mailing it
California Primary Election: February 5, 2008. –Which means register no later than January 21. NOTE: Monday January 21, 2008 is US national holiday, federal & state offices closed in California.
If You Are Curious…
–Party Affiliation: choose one
To be candid, California rules have changed –so many times, I’m not clear any more, but it used to be: if you select “Independent” –you are not allowed to vote in the Primary election. But: Changed, again. It’s not fair or smart, but I can’t fix it and neither can you, so to be certain you can vote: check BOX next to a main Party, e.g. “Democrat.” –“Republican” Party: doesn’t allow Independent/Decline to State voter.
UPDATE “Independent” –Primary Election
I slogged through a lot of fine print; currently: if you register as “Independent” –Decline to State (DTS), you cannot vote in the Primary election –with one exception. Chairman of Democratic Party states: “Independent (DTS) voter welcomed –allowed to vote.” Not so for “Republican” “Libertarian” or “Green” Party. So: to be able to vote in California election check box next to “Democrat.”
–“Independent” –not allowed to vote in Primary election…Yup, it’s goofy, unfair, probably should be illegal; but in General Election my polling place: always has a booth for “Independent.” If you want it changed: write to your representatives SEE Sidebar for contact links.
For more specific info: write to Registrar of Voters at the website, but don’t expect quick reply, they are swamped.
All of which proves: parties have locked political choice –freedom. daVine
Remedy: I think EVERY resident (–entire country) should re-register –as
“Independent” –force ALL candidates and parties to step Up/work harder/offer Genuine choice/fight to get Each vote.
Address read this carefully:
Under California law: you have the right to use a “Mailing“ address. USE IT –if you have:
-identity theft problem
-court order protecting you from someone
-don’t want paparazzi/media weasels to find you
-any good reason to protect your residential address –But NOTE:
-You MUST also write your “residential” address on the form, though it will not be used –you won’t receive official election pamphlet or campaign advertising at your residence. –Voting material will be sent to “mailing” address. Believe it. I receive all election material at my “mailing” address, not at my “residential” address, for nearly two decades.
Use Common Sense
If you fear someone will find your “residence” address from the form -you want it confidential: use someone else’s address, But write it down. Future: for anything connected to voting you will be required to give it on the phone or on-line. –Give the wrong “residence” address and you won’t get any help –considered ‘not registered.’
-If “residence” space blank: registration not valid –not registered to vote. That’s not fair –to students, homeless, new-job transferees, newly divorced, etc., but that’s California Life.
If you do NOT list a telephone number: registration NOT valid –Believe it. I’ve done voter registration: workers cannot even turn in forms that don’t have “telephone” filled in. Don’t have a phone? Too bad, government isn’t up to speed on Reality/ doesn’t care. Registrar workers: will toss the form.
What happens to your phone number?
Campaigns –allowed, do call registered voters. To receive calls from pollsters, supporters and invitations, etc: use the phone number you won’t mind receiving such calls.
You don’t want any calls? Hmm…well, you could use my phone number… care to guess what it is? –You did NOT read that here…lol….
If you don’t have or don’t want to give e-mail address: not required. But if you do list it: expect to receive campaign e-mail –by law it will include a link to un-subscribe.
NOTE Ex convict? DON’T be too sure –you MAY be eligible to vote. SEE: Sidebar link or Registrar of Voters website.
NOTE Military –posted out of the US? –Register NOW anyway, so you can vote in General Election.
NOTE Request Absentee ballot if:
-frequently out of town
-live in remote/rural area with less than 90 residents
-poll place uses electronic “vote” machines –unstable in bad weather; vote can be altered, secretly
Not sure if your polling place will have electronic “vote” machines? Order: Absentee ballot
We lost excellent LA County Registrar: she quit over those easily-hacked criminal machines, and of course Democrats and Al Gore lost 2000 election because electronic “votes” in certain important districts were altered. Repeat 2004 Election: in seven states more votes were changed to “Republican” than the number of registered voters in those states -documented: “US Census Bureau Report to Congress on 2004 Election.” In California: Registrar has approved “vote” machines for some counties; others: refused to allow election-stealing machines into the district.
Absentee Ballot: When you receive your election pamphlet: turn to back cover –fill out the form to request “Absentee Ballot”
Democratic or Republican Party: candidate –can easily defeat the will of voters with: electronic touch-screen “vote” machines –NO PAPER trail –EASY to break into –EASY to alter votes –NO WAY to PROVE how many votes candidates received.
Don’t believe your vote can be/will be changed?
SEE “US Census Bureau Report – 2004 Election”
and “GAO Report to Congress 2004 Election” –documents: votes were altered –leading to Oval Office occupant “elected” to “second” term (he wasn’t elected first time, either). But, Oops: his pals changed too many –more votes “for” him than registered voters in seven states.
If you care enough to Register:
Do a better job than the media
Do your homework —before you give away your vote. LOOK at record. Pretty words -scripted emotion -promises without history and proof: ignore. Read candidate’s Positions on Issues –and between the lines, it Matters.
Who is supporting your choice? –Listed on the candidates website; who isn’t –but should be? —Money —lobbyists – special interest group –interests you don’t agree with? Those Won’t get ‘better’ —after the election.
Emotion: doesn’t count
Look at blogs –read what opponents say –website of other Parties, about the candidate you’re thinking of choosing? There probably hasn’t been an election this important since 1930s, during Great Depression.
If you aren’t willing to make Informed choice: don’t vote.
My view: best vote method Inka-jet
–Voter makes a black dot in the hole of selection, vote counted by bar code scanner. Recorded quickly, paper trail, easily repeated for re-count. ALL voting in the US should be done that way –but it isn’t, in states where one Party intends to steal…. In some US states: voting is actually worse than in primitive small countries…. WHERE are media stories about THAT –while they fill OUR airwaves with “news” about deeply over-paid/under-worked cele-brats.
Registering to vote: Yes, your name will be put into pool to draw for jury duty. Register a car with DMV: also gets your name put into jury duty pool. That’s grassroots democracy –how we get “fair, impartial jury of peers.” Would you rather have a bureaucrat –a politician decide who goes to prison -gets justice -compensation? Don’t register.
Send this post –to family –friends –neighbors –co-workers –PTA list –childrens’ teachers –your e-mail list, to make their life easy, make sure Californians have their say –on state and national options …daVine Remedy… https://davineremedy.wordpress.com
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