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.
On Tuesday, November 8th, 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. Be a faithful steward of the freedoms God has entrusted to us. Protect your rights and liberties – get involved in the election process. Support good candidates and vote on November 8th.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
AKA “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 in your home. It also assures you that no last minute emergency will keep you from casting your important vote.
In 2022, every registered voter in California should have received a vote-by-mail ballot. The deadline for registering to vote was Monday, October 24th, 2022. A request for an absentee ballot is not needed if you were already registered.
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 you can turn it in to the office of your county elections official before 8 p.m. on General Election Day, November 8th. 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 place on the envelope that accompanies the ballot that you received by mail.
Additional questions about absentee ballots and voting in your county can be answered by your local county elections office.
Information about voting and elections is also available at the website for the Secretary of State: www.sos.ca.gov.
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. All bond issues, for example, involve government borrowing at interest from the future, putting additional burdens of indebtedness on our children. 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 out slate mailers unless you are convinced that you know the philosophy of the people who produced them and you agree with that philosophy.