In anticipation of Super Tuesday, the candidates are coming to LA to debate, about.com tells us. The Republicans will convene at the Ronald Reagan Library to debate on January 30th, and the Democrats will take the stage at the Kodak Theater on the 31st. And there you have it: the difference between Republicans and Democrats in a nutshell. Simi Valley versus Hollywood and Highland. I think that pretty much says it all.
If you haven’t registered yet, get on it! You have until the 22nd to mail your registration. Be aware that you have to reregister if you change party affiliation or move. If you’re new to California you may not know that our primary is open for the Dems and closed for the Republicans, which is to say, you can vote in the Democratic primary if you don’t have a registered party affiliation but you can’t vote in the Republican primary. Also, you can vote even if you’re a convicted felon as long as you’re not on probation. More information about registration, including a link to register online and numbers for information in a half dozen languages other than English, is available at the Secretary of State website. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is January 29th, and you can find a link to that form as well as polling places, ballot measures and all kinds of wonky goodness at the Secretary of State’s LAVote site.
(Ben Combee’s picture used via Creative Commons license.)
Update: I forgot to mention that if you’re not sure whether you’re registered, you can check at MoveOn’s VotePoke site.