At EBCLC, we witness daily the ways in which our clients’ lives are entangled in laws that can help or harm. New tenant protection ordinances can help prevent illegal evictions in a time of epidemic displacement. New taxes on “big soda” can provide resources for health programs and schools. Reducing over-reliance on incarceration can keep young people out of prison or help them reenter their communities successfully after youthful mistakes. School bonds can improve our public schools. In very real ways, these choices impact our clients’ and communities’ options and opportunities. It is for these reasons that we encourage you all to vote on November 8th, 2016.
The deadline to register to vote is October 24, 2016! You may register to vote online at: http://registertovote.ca.gov/ or at the Department of Motor Vehicles, local library, or U.S. post office.
Check out EBCLC’s Voter Eligibility Fact Sheet here.
Are you eligible to vote?
We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to vote this year in the presidential election and for California statewide ballot measures. You are eligible to register and vote in California if you are:
- A United States Citizen;
- A California Resident;
- At least 18 years of age or older on or before election day (November 8, 2016);
- Not currently imprisoned or on parole for a felony conviction; and
- Not currently found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law.
You are ineligible to vote if you are:
- currently in prison*;
- serving a felony sentence in county jail*; or
- on parole*.
*Your right to vote will be automatically restored upon release from parole or release from county jail and you should register to vote.