BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — With the gubernatorial election five days away, California is moving into the home stretch of the state recall.
California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber reminds Californians that even though the election ballot is simple, voting is still an important part of Californian democracy.
The recall is an important election. It's historic in the sense that it really is, kind of a referendum on people. It's basically asking the question, 'Do you think this guy is doing a good job?'" Dr. Weber said.
If residents are not registered to vote, they can register when they vote at the polls on Tuesday. Dr. Weber recommends staying in touch with the registrar of voters for legal drop-off locations.
You want your elected officials to be accountable. You don't want to wake up on September 15 and discover the turnout was very low, and it did something you didn't want it to do.
If you choose not to remove Newsom, you can still write in a replacement.
There may be a greater number that says, 'Yes, let's get rid of him.' And if so, you might want to have input. As a second choice for you, who would you choose to take Newsom's place?
The safest way to vote is to mail in your ballot, Dr. Weber said.
The Secretary of State's Office is helping recruit poll workers in Kern County due to the countywide polling shortage. If you're interested in volunteering as a poll worker, visit KernVote.com.