The Imperial Valley Elections Office once again encouraging everyone to take advantage of the right to vote.
They’re reminding all eligible citizens to register because the deadline is approaching.
California has something new that may make it easier for Imperial Valley residents to register.
"We’re always optimistic. It doesn’t always work out for us but we’re always optimistic that the voters will come out," Elections Coordinator Debra Potter said.
The Valley has been know in the past to have low voter turn out for most elections. The numbers are a little higher during a presidential election as of now only 57,000 are registered.
"I’m not really sure what the problem is it might be a little bit of the language barrier," Potter said.
The election materials are printed in English and Spanish.
They are now in countdown mode what they call E34. Thirgy-four more days 'till Election Day.
"We’re presently testing machines and in the back room behind me our workers are loading the supply bags for deployment for election day," Potter said.
Lots of details still to work through. Card activators still need to be packed as well as supplies for poll workers.
And still time for people to register.
The office will send vote-by-mail ballots starting next week and you have until October 30th to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
"A lot of people think that when they register to vote they have voted. So that’s a big confusion there," Potter said.
The last day to register in person or online is October 22nd
. The website to register online is www.dot.sos.ca.gov/secretaryofstate.