Remember to Vote in the Primaries on or before June 5th, 2018!
On Tuesday, June 5th, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., we have the opportunity to go to the polls, exercise our God-given responsibilities and rights, and send a message concerning the direction that our government should take over the course of the next few years. The moral fabric of our nation and our liberties are in great peril.
The deadline for registering to vote was last Monday, May 21st; however, if you are already registered to vote, you can still vote in person or by Absentee Ballot.
Voting by Absentee Ballot (also known as “Vote-by-Mail ballot”)
Voting by Absentee Ballot allows you to take your time when marking your ballot, and vote wherever is convenient for you, such as your home. It also assures you that no last minute emergency will keep you from casting your important vote.
If you are already registered to vote, you can obtain an Absentee Ballot for the important June 5th Primary Election from your county’s Registrar of Voters in person up to and including June 5th.
Once you get your Absentee Ballot, fill it out and have it postmarked by June 5th, 2018, and arriving at your county elections office no later than June 8th, 2018.
If you forget to mail in your Absentee Ballot on time, you can hand deliver it to your local or any polling place in the county in which you are registered or turn it in to your county Registrar of Voters before 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 5th. If you need someone else to hand deliver your Absentee Ballot, you may authorize a relative or a person residing at your address to do so by filling out the appropriate spot on the envelope that accompanies the ballot that you received by mail.
Additional questions about Absentee Ballots can be answered by your local Registrar of Voters, which you can locate by clicking here.
- May 29-June 5, 2018 – Obtain an Absentee Ballot from your county’s Registrar of Voters in person up to and including June 5th.
- June 5, 2018 – ELECTION DAY! Be sure to vote to defend your precious freedoms!
Information about voting and elections is also available at the web site for the Secretary of State: www.sos.ca.gov.
Other Important Items
If you do not have enough information to vote on a particular issue or office, you can leave that space blank and vote on the rest.
Initiatives/propositions, such as many so-called campaign reform measures, are not always what they appear to be. All bond issues, for example, involve government borrowing at interest from the future, putting additional burdens of indebtedness on our children rather than living within our means. When there are initiatives/propositions on your ballot, read each proposition carefully, including the “for and against” positions before voting.
Beware of Slate Mailers! “Slate mailers” are election pieces that list a number of candidates and/or propositions to vote for or against. Some slates are legitimate and very helpful, but many are deliberately designed to deceive voters. For example, one slate in a previous election looked like it came from one political party, but it had several ballot propositions listed with positions opposite of that party. Any candidates or propositions with an asterisk by them have paid to advertise on that slate. You may want to consider throwing slate mailers out unless you are convinced that you know the philosophy of the people who produced them and you agree with that philosophy.
Now Go Out and Vote!
It is easier to be involved in electing good legislators than it is to fight every bad piece of legislation that comes up in the course of a year.
Be a faithful steward of the freedoms God has entrusted to us. Protect your rights and liberties – get involved in the election process. Register to vote, support good candidates, and vote on June 5th.
The ongoing battle to protect private homeschool freedoms has stretched our already-tight funding very thin. Please consider donating financially on a regular basis and pray that we would remain strong throughout this legislative session. Without your support, we would not be able to advocate on your behalf on bills relating to homeschooling.
Roy Hanson and Nathan Pierce
Family Protection Ministries
PO Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648
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