Elections: Voting

The right to vote is the foundational principle of our democracy.  When we use that right, we make a difference in elections.

Get Going Now!

It is easy to register to vote in Santa Cruz CountyCalfornia, or wherever you live.  You may also signup to receive a ballot starting 29 days prior to each election and  vote-by-mail.

Once you are registered, encourage others to register! We are facing a crisis of apathy among eligible voters, especially those under 25, and minorities .  If you do outreach to people in other states, be aware that states have different voter registration rules.

During election years, canvassing and outreach to voters includes voter registration efforts.   Santa Cruz Indivisible’s calendar includes all Upcoming Electoral Events.

You can also help on election day as a  poll worker in Santa Cruz County – see more info at the Elections Department website.  If you believe that every American has the right to vote, you should consider serving as a poll worker, especially because many areas find it challenging to recruit poll workers. This is particularly true if you are bilingual.

 

Learn More…

Have you ever wondered about a candidates position, or who has endorsed them, or where the money comes from for or against ballot measures?   There are online resources such as Ballotpedia or VoteSmart that work to provide objective information to help you make your own voting decisions.

Indivisible offers more information and background on voter registration as well as information on Voter ID laws, and some of the barriers to voting, or Voter Suppression.  Indivisible is also endorsing candidates in races across the country.