BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — You still have until midnight to register to vote online. 23ABC spoke with both the Democratic and Republican parties about the importance of registering to vote this year.
“Register, for sure register to vote and then vote. Exercise your right. It's not only your duty but it is your voice in this country,” said Robin Walters, President of Democratic Women of Kern.
As of Monday, there are less than two weeks until the election, which is why registering to vote is important.
“It is critical that voters register, one just for the principals of democracy and it is critical that everyone participates in our system of government so that their voice can be heard,” Matthew Martin, Kern County Republican Central Committee member.
Monday is the last day in California to register to vote online for the upcoming presidential election. In order to register, you can go online, there, you are able to fill out your voter registration form.
In order to fill out the form, you will need your California-issued driver's license as well as your social security number.
But if you can’t register by Monday at midnight, you are still able to register to vote.
“It is important every year, every cycle, any time you get an opportunity to vote on an issue in your community or for a presidential race, it’s critical,” said Martin.
“Educate yourself on what you’re voting on and enjoy the notion that now you are a part of something bigger than yourself and your voice really does matter,” said Walters.
Again, you can still register to vote online until midnight, but you can still register to vote in-person at the elections office from now until Nov. 2.