You have the right to cast a ballot if you are a valid registered voter. A valid registered voter means a United States citizen who is a resident in this state, who is at least 18 years of age and not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony, and who is registered to vote at his or her current residence address.
You have the right to cast a provisional ballot if your name is not listed on the voting rolls.
You have the right to cast a ballot if you are present and in line at the polling place prior to the close of the polls.
You have the right to cast a secret ballot free from intimidation.
You have the right to receive a new ballot if, prior to casting your ballot, you believe you made a mistake. If at any time before you finally cast your ballot, you feel you have made a mistake, you have the right to exchange the spoiled ballot for a new ballot. Vote-by-mail voters may also request and receive a new ballot if they return their spoiled ballot to an elections official prior to the closing of the polls on election day.
You have the right to receive assistance in casting your ballot, if you are unable to vote without assistance.
You have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in the county.
You have the right to election materials in another language, if there are sufficient residents in your precinct to warrant production.
You have the right to ask questions about election procedures and observe the election process. You have the right to ask questions of the precinct board and elections officials regarding election procedures and to receive an answer or be directed to the appropriate official for an answer. However, if persistent questioning disrupts the execution of their duties, the board or election officials may discontinue responding to questions.
You have the right to report any illegal or fraudulent activity to a local elections official or to the Secretary of State’s Office.
If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, or you are aware of any election fraud or misconduct, please call the California Secretary of State’s confidential toll-free Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683).
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Preamble to Our By-laws
The Peace and Freedom Party is an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party. We are united in our common commitment to socialism, democracy, feminism and unionism and our common opposition to capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism and elitism.
These by-laws do not define socialism, nor do they identify the strategies and tactics of how to achieve socialism. We agree that socialism is necessary and that it will open up a democratic decision-making process for appropriate use of resources and distribution of labor.
In California, voter registration is very important to political parties. The very existence of a political party as "ballot-qualified" is determined by the number of votes its statewide candidates receive or by the number of voters registered with the party. As the only feminist socialist political party on the California ballot, it is imperative that the Peace and Freedom Party continues as a qualified party. Quite simply, the Peace and Freedom Party will not be able to provide Californians with candidates that will represent us unless we register and vote Peace and Freedom.