The following is a press release from the City of West Hollywood.
In the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, six million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.
The City of West Hollywood is joining a nationwide effort to celebrate National Voter Registration Day to make sure no one is left out of the voter registration process. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the City will have a voter information and registration table in the lobby at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard.
On National Voter Registration Day, staff will be available to answer questions and assist people to register to vote for the Presidential election, as well as the City’s municipal election on March 5, 2013. The deadline to vote in this year’s Presidential election is Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
“The right to vote is one of the basic rights guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution. It is one of our most precious rights, not to mention our civic duty,” West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang said. “Every vote counts on election day. So, register, vote and be a part of the dialogue.”
Voter registration forms are available at West Hollywood City Hall, as well as every City of West Hollywood Advisory Board, Commission and City Council meeting.
“Voting is one of the most important things we can do to make an impact on the issues we care about,” West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Abbe Land said. “Whether at the local, state or federal level, it is important that we all make our voices heard and voting is one of the most crucial ways to do that. We hope people will take this opportunity to register, or make sure they are registered, so they can have the opportunity to vote in the upcoming elections.”
West Hollywood Councilman John D'Amico ageed.
“Voting is a powerful right, and an important opportunity that we as Americans have for expressing our opinions about fundamental issues in our cities, our states, and our nation,” D'Amico said. “From the very first moments of our democracy the importance of representation has guided our insistence on liberty. So many have marched for, fought for and died for our liberties, and now more than ever, it is vitally important to acknowledge their sacrifices, express our opinions and exercise our right to vote.”
For more information regarding voter registration status, polling locations, upcoming elections, vote-by-mail and sample ballots, call 1-800-815-2666, or visit www.lavote.net or www.weho.org/elections.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 323-848-6400. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call 323-848-6496.