I found out five minutes ago that, despite having changed my address with the DMV when I moved a year ago, I’m not registered at the correct address to vote. Since today is the last day for voter registrations to be mailed in (they must have today’s postmark in order to count for the upcoming November election), I figured I’d better get on that, and put my vote where my mouth is.
So here’s how I figured everything out:
1. I called the L.A. County Voter Registration office, at 1-800-815-2666 (or (562) 466-1310) and asked if I was registered.
2. Upon finding out I was still registered at my old address, I asked if I could still re-register, and was told that was fine so long as the registration was postmarked today
3. I downloaded the registration form at the California State Voter Info site, and addressed it to the LA County Registrar at: P O Box 102, Norwalk, CA 90651-1024.
4. More info is at the LA County Voter Registration Site
There. Now I am ready to participate in democracy, and exercise one of the most important rights of my American citizenship. I’d better go catch up on the entirely too many propositions on the ballot this fall.
EDIT: Forgot to add, for those of you with Google Earth, there is a new election-related layer today.