ASSERT YOUR SACRED RIGHT TO VOTE
On September 15, 2017, the California State Assembly approved SB 568 moving California's primary election from June to the first Tuesday (following the first Monday) in March. The California State Senate followed suit, approving the bill and Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law on September 27, 2017 (effective January 1, 2019). As a result, "Super Tuesday," the 2020 California primary election will take place on March 3, 2020, rather than during the month of June as has been the case in prior years.
The 2020 primary (and general) elections will bring forth many important decisions for voters to decide, both nationally and at the State level. Locally, San Luis Obispo County Voters, which includes the vast majority of the SLOCEA membership, will have the opportunity to decide if the incumbents on the Board of Supervisor deserve another term, or if their respective challengers should be granted the privilege of serving the good citizens of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Districts.
SLOCEA is urging all our members to make sure and assert your sacred right to weigh in on these important elections. In a world where most human beings do not enjoy such freedoms, it’s important to always recognize how important it is to stay engaged in our democratic process.
In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day. There are many ways to register to vote for those who have not yet done so, or who may have moved since the prior election.One of the easiest ways is to visit the California Online Voter Registration website:
For SLOCEA recommendations on how to vote in the March 3, 2020 primary election, check out our SLO-PAC web page https://www.slocea.org/. More important than how you vote is that you actually get out and vote on March 3, 2020!
“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt