Last Minute Registration Help from the DPOC

Are you sure you are Registered to Vote? 

The office of the Democratic Party of Orange County will be open from 10:00 am until 11:45 pm on Tuesday, January 22 to assist voters who need to register or re-register to vote in the February 5 Presidential Primary.

(NOTE from Dan: If you signed any petition since the last election day, check to make sure you are still registered as a Democrat; a neighbor of mine had her party affiliation switched from Democrat to Republican and noticed it on the absentee ballot; its fixed now but if she hadn’t noticed it…)

January 22 is the last day to register for those who want to participate in California’s Presidential Primary and vote on the 8 statewide propositions and various local ballot measures that will be decided on February 5.

“Many voters don’t realize they need to re-register to vote in certain circumstances,” said DPOC Executive Director Melahat Rafiei. “Every time you move, even within Orange County, you must re-register. You should also re-register if your name has changed or if you want to change your Party designation.”

The California Democratic Party has opened their primary to Decline-to-State voters (a.k.a. “independent voters”). This means that Democrats and Decline-to-State voters will be eligible to vote to elect the Democratic nominee. Decline-to-State voters must request a Democratic ballot to vote in the Democratic primary.

Democratic Party staff and volunteers will be on hand January 22 to answer questions about registration and voting. Individuals who want to sign up to cast their vote by mail are also invited to come to the office and sign up for this convenient option.

The Democratic Party of Orange County is located on the Mezzanine level of 200 N. Main Street in Santa Ana, near the Artist’s Village. Free parking is available behind the building for those coming in to register. For directions to the office call 714-835-5158.

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  1 comment for “Last Minute Registration Help from the DPOC

  1. demmother
    January 21, 2008 at 5:28 pm


    You should add that anyone who wants to vote in the Democratic Primary (who currently is not a Democrat) has until Jan. 22 to change registration – we prefer Democratic registration, but DTS is sufficient to get a Democratic ballot.

    That is Decline to State NOT American Independent

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