Deadline to Register for June Primary Approaching

Important issues are on the local and statewide ballots.

Register online, or check these locations for a paper registration form. Patch file photo.
Register online, or check these locations for a paper registration form. Patch file photo.
By Bea Karnes 

The deadline to register for the June 3 primary election is a week from today—May 19.

You may register to vote online right now.

According to the California Secretary of State’s website, “You can also pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.”

To register to vote in California you must meet these qualifications:

  • United States citizen
  • Resident of California
  • 18 years of age or older on election day
  • Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison)
  • Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
Rusty B May 13, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Thank you for the reminder. I just registered online.
Penny Arévalo May 13, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Happy to be of service!
Sunshine May 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Elections here in SJC have become a joke. If you are an average resident and don't have BIG money supporting you, you can't win, or at least it's extremely difficult to win. Allevato, Kramer, and Taylor pull in large amounts from special interests including developers and unions. Lots of backs have been scratched, promises made and kept, and payback expected. SJC can be bought for $100,000 of that special interest money. Most local candidates don't have the means to get big money like that. Derek Reeve will have a hard time in this election as he hasn't bowed to the developers and unions and won't be expecting their big checks. That's why I will vote for him. Watch out how Kramer and Taylor outspend Reeve. Watch out for the multiple, sleazy mailers and hit pieces attacking Reeve or promoting themselves. The same sources that paid for Sam Allevato's multiple nasty anti Recall mailers will crawl out of their holes and bless Kramer and Taylor with tens of thousands of dollars. Residents of SJC, when you get all those mailers, see all those candidate signs, and read all those ads from Kramer and Taylor, take a moment to think who's paying for them. The best candidate isn't necessarily the one that can promote himself the most. The best candidate isn't the one who is funded by outsiders, unions, and developers. The best candidate is the one who puts SJC residents and our city first.


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