Last week we shared with you how easy it is to register to vote in the State of California. Why should you vote? The passing of Prop 29 relies on your support and the support of your neighbors, California. Big tobacco is spending a lot of money- ten times more than that of our coalition partners- to defeat Prop 29. Your vote will count in this important ballot initiative. Since the majority of the State votes by mail, we wanted you to know the benefits of and how to vote “remotely”.
Top 11 Reasons to Vote by Mail:
11. Miss the lines for those busy primary elections.
10. Be the Foursquare Mayor of your Official Lazy-Boy “Voting Booth”.
9. Save gas or, for those with a Nissan Leaf, electricity.
8. Vote in your pajamas.
7. Overachievers can mark it off their many lists.
6. Bragging rights- Be the first to vote on your block.
5. No need to miss work… (is that a pro or con?).
4. Exit polls are now conveniently located in your kitchen.
3. No need to worry about coordinating your outfit with your own “I Voted” sticker.
2. Mail is still faster than the 405.
1. Be the first to stick it to big tobacco.
Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. California law also allows any registered voter to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. To request a vote-by-mail ballot for one election or to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, follow the simple process described on the California’s Secretary of State Website.
Note: You must apply to vote by mail in the June 5th election by May 29, 2012. So, get registered to vote by mail and don’t forget to turn in that ballot with a big huge “YES” on Proposition 29.
Paid for by Yes on 29 – Californians for a Cure, Sponsored by the American Cancer Society California Division, Inc., American Lung Association in California, American Heart Association and Cancer Research Doctors. Major funding by Lance Armstrong Foundation and American Cancer Society California Division, Inc.