Voter registration deadline for presidential
By Jason Bennert
January 22, 2008
Today is the final day for Bay Area residents to register to
vote in order to be eligible to cast ballots in the Feb. 5 presidential
All California residents who are U.S. citizens, age 18 or older
as of Feb. 5 and not in prison or on parole for a felony are eligible
Residents must register to vote in the county where they live.
They also need to register if they have changed addresses, their
name or political parties since the last election, according to
the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office.
Santa Clara County residents can check if they are registered
to vote online at www.sccvote.org or by calling (866) 430-VOTE,
24 hours a day. Voter registration forms are available at local
post offices, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, libraries
and most local government offices.
In Santa Clara County registration forms are available online
at www.sccvote.org. Forms can either be returned in person or
mailed to the Registrar's Office at 1555 Berger Dr., Building
2, San Jose, 95112. Mailed forms must be postmarked by January
22 in order to register for the Feb. 5 election.
Santa Cruz County residents must return registration forms to
the County Clerk/Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210,
Santa Cruz 95060. In addition to the presidential primary, several
statewide propositions as well as local measures are on the ballot.
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