Temple City Voice reminds voters to register to vote for the upcoming election before the deadline.
Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published October 12, 2012
As Election Day approaches, first-time voters express their enthusiasm for participating in the election, but before they can vote they must register as a voter before the registration deadline on midnight of October 22, 2012.
United States citizens at least 18 years of age wishing to vote in for the candidate of their choice must register to vote by filling out a Voter Registration Form, which can be found at most government office buildings.
These forms must be filled out and given to one of the county clerk offices, either by mail or in person, before the deadline.
Once an application is submitted, voter registration status must be verified before one can vote. Voter registration can be verified by calling the Registrar or by checking the County Clerk website at http://www.lavote.net.
Voting will be available from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on November 6.
For many young adults, this will be their first time voting. One of them is senior Michael Collins, who feels strongly about voting.
“I want to vote because it’s somewhat of a civil duty and because I have the opportunity to at least say I did my part as an informed voter,” said senior Collins.
Many more high school students who have turned 18 years old are also planning to vote in this year’s election, wishing to do their part as a voter.
“I think it’s very important because it’s our sole opportunity to have the changes we want implemented put into effect, and without voting or becoming involved in the matter, the changes we want to see won’t happen,” said Collins.
As always, it is important to be informed about the state legislature and candidates before voting.