Vote! November 6, 2012

Every four years Americans head to the polls on the first Tuesday of November to elect a new president. This year is no exception and in California polls will open at 7am on Tuesday November 6th. Elections are an essential part of the democratic process, yet only approximately 50% of Americans vote in presidential elections. [source] In comparison, 70-75% of Canadians vote and in the first round of the French presidential elections 86.8% of eligible French voters turned-out. [source] Election days are not just about voting for the president. Elections are also about voting on new propositions and representatives. Not registered to vote? Californians are now able to register to vote online, and the deadline is October 22, 2012. Perform your most important civic duty and vote this November.

Learn more about the issues and the candidates below:

State Ballot Measures

Presidential Race:

US Senate candidates:

US House of Representative Candidates:

State Assembly 33rd District representing the cities of Guadalupe, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Mission Hills, Orcutt, Santa Maria, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village in Santa Barbara county:

State Assembly 35th District representing the rest of Santa Barbara county and the cities of Oxnard, El Rio, and Ventura:

Other sites to check out:

  • Rock the Vote
  • Links to all Santa Barbara county election 2012 information here.
  • Confused? Check here for political rhetoric fact checking.
  • Don’t forget to register to vote by October 22nd. here