January 11, 2018 - Are you 17 or 18 years old?
If you are 17 years old but will turn 18 before November of 2018, you are eligible to register to vote. If you are 18 or older, you are also eligible to vote.
Our country faces a most uncertain future. We are poisoning our ecosphere. Good jobs are hard to come by. Advanced education in the arts and trades may seem elusive to you. We need your voice. Our government is changing radically and your vote is crucially important. These changes will directly affect you.
So, register. You may register online at: registertovote.ca.gov
Registration forms are also available from the DMV and from the county elections office.
You may find additional voting information at our county website: MariposaCounty.org
Don’t forget to vote in the primaries on June 5, 2018. If you are still 17 years old but will be 18 before the general election in November, you can vote in the primaries. Many people became frustrated in last year’s election but didn’t bother to vote in the primary contests. This is where the final candidates are chosen.
Study the issues, investigate the candidates, involve your friends, and please get prepared to vote.