Are You #VoteReady?
Every year, the 4th Tuesday of September is National Voter Registration Day, opens a new window, a coordinated effort to register people to vote. The goal: to get qualifying individuals ready to vote in the upcoming elections. This event is the single largest day for voter sign-ups and gets people ready to vote in all elections, from local to state, as well as the big presidential election this year. 1.3 million people registered to vote in 2018-2019, opens a new window on this day alone.
In a year of uncertainty and unrest throughout the world, now is the time to make sure your voice is heard. No matter your political inclination, it is important to exercise your right to vote and help shape the future for all.
The deadline to register to vote in the state of California is October 19th.
Register on September 22nd for National Voter Registration Day and be a part of the thousands of people registering to vote. Or better yet,
Register to Vote Now!, opens a new window
Whichever you choose, make sure you get out and vote!
Check back here often for additional voter news, updates and library voting programs throughout registration and election season.
Election 2020 Panel Discussion
Count and Be Counted: The Safety and Importance of Voting and Census in the Era of COVID-19
Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 AM
Worried about the election? Wondering how the Census count will impact our representation and local funding? Anxious about voting during a pandemic? You are not alone! We’ve put together an expert panel to walk through what you need to know about Census 2020 and the November Election. Join us for a panel discussion with Emma Gonzalez (Director for San Mateo County Manager's Office of Community Affairs,) Julia Marks (Staff Attorney for Voting Rights and Census, Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus (AAAJ-ALC) and Miriam Yupanqui (Executive Director Nuestra Casa.) The panel will be moderated by Petra Silton, Director of Advocacy and Education, Thrive Alliance. Register here now.