Political Action

  • Who Can Register & Vote?         

    • People who have no shelter – YES

            Can use address of shelters or check with local faith-based org.

    • Students in School out of State YES Using Absentee Ballots
    • Required ID in California – NO

    But California does require ID for first time voters

    Where Should I Vote?

    ‚Äč(916) 875-6451



    Important Timelines!

    • Election Day: Tuesday,

    November 3, 2020

    • Last Day to REGISTER—


    October 19, 2020 https://elections.saccounty.net/VotingInformation/Pages/VoterFileInformation.aspx

    • ALL registered voters will automatically be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot for this election.
    • Early voting is Monday, October 5, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020. Dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
    • Mail-in Voting must be postmarked by November 3 and received no later than November 20.


    Has My Eligibility Changed?

    Check here before October 19, 2020: https://pollingplacelookupen.saccounty.net/LookupPollingPlace_VoterRegLookup.aspx

    NOTE: Eligibility may have changed due to signature changes because of age or illness, changes of address, DMV, etc.



    YES I CAN! Vote if…

    • In County Jail serving a misdemeanor sentence.
    • A misdemeanor never affects your right to vote.
    • In County Jail because jail time is a condition of probation
    • On probation
    • On mandatory supervision
    • On post release community supervision.
    • Completed parole. (Your right to vote is automatically restored when you complete parole. You need to fill out a voter registration application online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or use a paper voter registration card found at the Sacramento County Voter Registrar)


    NOT Eligible to Vote

    Currently detained in:

    • State Prison
    • County Jail serving a State Prison sentence

    Currently on parole


    NAACP Ballot Initiative Recommendations

    California’s Propositions




    Bonds: Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute



    Taxes: Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxes based on market value and dedicates revenue


    • Proposition 16—YES

    Affirmative Action: Repeals Proposition 209 (1996) which says that the state cannot discriminate or grant preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education or contracting


    • Proposition 17—YES

    Suffrage: Restores the right to vote for people convicted of felonies who are on parole



    • Proposition 18—YES

    Suffrage: Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections


    • Proposition 19—YES

    Taxes: Change tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules


    • Proposition 20—NO

    Law Enforcement: Makes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection.


    • Proposition 21—NO

    Housing: Expands local government power to use rent control


    • Proposition 22—YES

    Business: Considers app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies


    • Proposition 23—NO

    Healthcare: Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close


    • Proposition 24—YES

    Business: Expands the provision of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and create the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA


    • Proposition 25—NO

    Incarceration: Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial.


    Measures for the City of Sacramento



    • Measure A—NO

    STRONG MAYOR: Sacramento Mayoral Accountability and Community Equity Act of 2020


    • Measure B—YES

    REDISTRICTING: Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission Timeline Exception


    • Measure C—NEUTRAL

    HOUSING: Sacramento Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Charter Amendment


    Important Voter Information

    Sacramento County Voter Registration


    7000 65th Street

    Sacramento, CA 95823

    PH: 916-875-6451 / or call 916-875-6100

    TOLL FREE: 888-877-5379

    Email: voterinfo@saccounty.net

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