Some of the below text is from the California Voter Registration Page and the National Voter Registration Card Page, with a few additions and subtractions.
Send the Corporate Parties a Message!:
Register Green Party!
The Green Party does not take corporate money (unlike the Democrats and the Republicans)! When you register with the Green Party, it shows that you oppose the influence that the corporations have on our political system. The more people who register Green, the stronger is the message that we send!
How You Can Register to Vote Green
Fill Out A Voter Registration Form Now
Simply step through the screens and fill in the information requested on the form. Then print it, sign it, and mail it directly to the county elections office address that is pre-printed on the form. If you have any questions, you may contact the Elections Division at email@example.com or (800) 345-8683.
When to Re-Register to Vote Green
You will need to re-register to vote when:
- You move to a new permanent residence
- You change your name
- You change your political party choice
As a California voter, you should be aware that in some areas, local elections are held on dates that do not coincide with statewide election dates. The 15-day close of registration deadline for these local elections varies depending on the actual date of the election. If you need to know a deadline for a local election, contact your county elections office.
Voter Registration Deadlines
In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide Election Day, so please register early!
Q: I’m not sure what I’m registered now; how do I find out?
A: Look at the voter information being mailed for the June 5, 2012 primary. Your voter registration is shown just below your polling place, for example GRN for Green or NP for Nonpartisan/No Party Preference.
Q: How does voter registration affect who I can vote for?
A: This has changed! For primaries it used to affect your ballot in all partisan offices: all seven statewide offices (Governor etc.), State Assembly and Senate, and US Congress and Senate seats. Now it only affects one race: President. Now that California has the Top Two Open Primary (Prop 14 in June 2010), every voter will get the same ballot, except for President, and will be able to vote their values regardless of voter registration.
Q: If I can vote for any candidate except for President in June, and, as always, any candidate in November, does it matter what I’m registered?
A: YES! Polls show that many people want the U.S. to have stronger independent political parties that are not the Titanic Parties of the 1%: Democratic or Republican. The current system has put big obstacles in the way of independent parties becoming ballot-qualified in states across the country. By registering with a specific party that promotes your values of social justice, grassroots democracy, environment and peace, for example registering Green Party or Peace and Freedom Party, you can build stronger alternative political parties and strengthen the values you want.
Q: How do I change my voter registration?
A: Find a registration form at the post office, library, registrar of voters or other place, fill it out, and mail it in. Thank you! It matters.