The California Statewide Primaries are coming on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. With so many issues facing our community at stake, it’s important now more than ever that we turn out and VOTE! The Iranian-American community is grossly underrepresented in politics. If we want elected officials that represent the interests of our community, we need to get our voices heard at the polls. Ultimately, every vote cast can help deliver our message to Congress.

To have your voice heard in the primaries on Tuesday, June 5th, here is what you need to know to vote:

  • Make certain you are registered to vote. You can check your voter registration status and find your polling location at https://www.niacaction.org/beshkan/
    • In addition, same day voter registration, which was recently legalized in the State of California, allows any qualified resident of the state to go to register to vote and cast a ballot all in that day; all that is required is proof of residency and valid government ID
  • The address of your polling place is on the back page of the sample ballot booklet that your county elections official mailed to you. If you do not have the booklet, contact your county elections office. You can also check your polling location at https://www.niacaction.org/beshkan/
    • If you live in the Counties of Sacramento, San Mateo, Napa, Nevada, or Madera, scroll to the end of this page to see how the Voter’s Choice Act has changed how you can vote this year.  
  • In most cases, California voters are not required to show identification at their polling place. However, it is a good idea to bring identification with you when you vote for the first time.
  • Even if your name is not on the voter list at the polling place, you have the right to vote with a provisional ballot.
  • Voting is open from 7 AM – 8 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 across the State of California.

If you live in the Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, or San Mateo counties, big changes are coming to your electoral districts:

  • You have three ways to cast your ballot: vote by mail, ballot drop box, and vote centers.
  • You can vote in person by visiting any vote center in your county.
  • All centers will be open at least four days before the election, and some vote centers will be open 11 days prior to the election.

Madero (PDF)

Napa (PDF)

Nevada (PDF)

Sacramento (PDF)

San Mateo (PDF)

More information can be found at https://voterschoice.org/