pollingplace-sign596Election day is Tuesday, November 6. EHC is out working hard to get our communities out to vote. When you do get ready to head to the polls, here are a few tips to make your day successful:

1. Read up on propositions and candidates. EHC has a voter guide, listing the state propositions we support to help continue our mission to keep our communities and environment healthy.

2. Know your polling location. If you don’t know your polling location, visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to find out where you vote. Also remember that the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plan accordingly to make sure you have time to get out and vote.

3. Lock in a babysitter or work with other parents to trade times where you can vote and help watch your friends kids.

4. Know your voting rights. Each voter has a set of rights available to him or her. For instance, if you are not on the list of registered voters or someone asks for your ID to vote, there are options. Before you go, read the rights every voter has in California.

5. You can take a sample ballot of even the list of candidates printed in the paper with you into the polling locations. You can even bring in an endorsement list, just as long as that item you have does not contain any campaign advertisements.

6. If you need help voting, you are allowed to have a family member, a friend or caregiver in the booth with you to assist you.

7. If you are unsure about something on your ballot, ask for assistance from an election official. Do not be embarrassed to ask for help.

8. Don’t feel rushed. Take your time when you enter the voting booth.

9. Be prepared to stand in line. There is a good chance you will be standing in line at some polling locations in order to vote.

Remember, you can always contact EHC if you have any questions by calling (619) 474-0220 or email Franco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Make sure you get out to vote and encourage your neighbors to do the same.