Last day to register to vote is Oct. 22

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election is fast approaching. With many important local and state issues to be decided at this election, Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer encourages all eligible voters to participate in this election. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 22, and to be eligible to vote, a person must be at least 18 years of age on or before Nov. 6, a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony and not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court. The quickest way to register to vote is online at, according to a press release from Setzer’s office.

Additionally, voter registration cards are available at the County Clerk’s Office, libraries and post offices throughout the county. To insure timely delivery of election information, a voter should register to vote when they move, change their name or change their political party affiliation.

Setzer announced that mailings are on schedule for this election. Voters should expect to see their sample ballot/voter information guide for local issues in their mailboxes during the week of Oct. 1. Voters who vote through the mail can expect to receive their official ballots during the week of Oct. 8.

There are some changes to polling locations for this election and Setzer reminds voters that their specific voting location is listed on the back page of their sample ballot/voter information guide.

Changes include a new poll location for voters in the Mayten Precinct (Big Springs area) who will now cast their ballots at the Big Springs Community Church on Election Day. Also for this election only, all voters in the Hornbrook precinct have been notified that they will be mailed their ballot, as there will not be a polling location in their community.

The County Clerk’s Office continues to recruit poll workers for the Nov. 6 election, as there are several positions to be filled throughout the county. Poll workers receive a stipend for their work and are required to attend a training class. For further information and to sign up, contact Shelley Gray at the County Clerk’s Office at 842-8086.

The Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office is located at 510 N. Main Street, Yreka; and is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; telephone (530) 842-8084.

Setzer encourages anyone with questions about the election to contact her via phone or email at