By Josh Richman
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 9:52 am in 2012 Assembly election, 2012 Congressional Election, 2012 presidential election, 2012 primary election, 2012 State Senate election, 2012 U.S. Senate election, voter registration.
This Monday, May 21, is the last day to register to vote in the June 5 primary election.
To be eligible to register, a person must be a U.S. Citizen; at least 18 years old on Election Day; not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction; and not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and to vote. Also, registered voters must re-register whenever they have moved to a new address, changed their name, or want to change political party affiliation.
Voter registration cards are available at county elections offices (Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz); U.S. Post Offices; and the Department of Motor Vehicles, or online from the Secretary of State’s office. They must be signed and submitted in person or by mail; a mailed registration card postmarked Monday will satisfy the deadline.
There is one exception to the deadline: Under new state law, people who obtain their U.S. citizenship after today can register and vote right up until the polls close on June 5.