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Register to vote

Voting is the a right that many in the world have died to obtain and it is given to us freely. To have a voice in your local, state and national elections, you must register to cast your vote. Your voice does count, but only if you participate in the electoral process.

If you are 18 years old, you can register to vote. If you are 16 or 17 you can pre-register now; you will then be automatically registered when you turn 18.

You can register or pre-register online here:, or if you prefer to register by mail, call the Registrar of Voters Main Office at 858-565-5800 and ask them to mail you a form, or request a voter registration card next time you come to an EDC meeting.

Not sure if you are registered properly? You can check online here: You can also find out what voting districts you are in at that site.

Have you moved or changed information?
If you have moved or changed any information that was previously on your voter affidavit, then you need to file a new form. You can also sign up to be a Permanent Vote by Mail voter by filling out either the online form or the paper form.

EDC Endorsements
Thanks to all the EDC members who came to our meeting January 13th for our endorsement vote for congressional, state, and county races. We are pleased to announce the following endorsements:

San Diego County Sheriff: Dave Myers

San Diego County Superior Court Judge: Matt Brower

CA 75th State Assembly: Alan Geraci

50th Congressional District: Ammar Campa-Najjar

Join us at our February 10th meeting for our local candidates forum, where you will hear from Democratic candidates for Escondido Mayor and City Council. We will vote on endorsements for those races at our March 10th meeting.

CA Democratic Party Convention Volunteer Opportunities
The 2018 California Democrats State Convention will be here before you know it, and we are looking for some top-notch volunteers to help ensure this year's event in San Diego is a smash success. There's a lot of important work to be done and with your able assistance we'll map out how we will continue to show the nation that #CaliforniaLeads in our fight for progress. 

Can you share your time and help us lay the foundation for the frontline work we're doing to protect our democracy? The convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, February 23-25. Sign up now to secure your spot as a volunteer.

We'll need more than 500 committed people like you to help with tasks ranging from assisting with events and receptions to registration and credentialing. Positions are available for a range of abilities and interests, and your volunteer credential will grant you access to all open events after you've served at least one shift. 

Volunteer registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and all communication will be handled via email, so be sure to sign up now with a permanent email account and check it frequently -- including your junk mail folder. 

Click here and sign up to volunteer at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention.

If you have any questions, please contact us at  

Thank you, and see you in San Diego!
Estevan Rojas
Volunteer Coordinator
California Democratic Party

Election of EDC Delegates to CA State Pre-Endorsement Meeting
The EDC has been invited to send 7 representatives to participate in the CA State Democratic Endorsement of Candidates for the 50th Congressional District, the 75th Assembly District and the 38th State Senate District. We elected our delegates at our October membership meeting, and they are:

Wayne Lu
Blaise Jackson
Gary Graves
Richard Powers
Shelley Spisak
Paula Huntington
Irene Galenes

Voting for the endorsements occurs at what they call the Pre-Endorsement Meeting. It is called the Pre-Endorsement Meeting because the actual endorsement occurs at the CA State Convention in February 2018, but the State party needs to know ahead of time who the local Democrats support. About 98% of the time the State Party follows the recommendation of the local Democrats. Besides representatives from the various clubs in the area, members of the CA State Central Committee who live in the area will also be voting. 

To be an EDC representative, you must have been a member of EDC as of July 1st 2017 and a registered Democrat. Delegates can vote for whoever they think deserves the endorsement. They may also take into consideration whoever the EDC endorses (the EDC will vote on endorsements at our January 13th meeting).  They would like the 7 representative to be evenly split between male and female. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call Rick Bova ( 760-752-4656).

The Pre-Endorsement Meeting will occur on January 27th, 2018 from 10am-2pm in San Juan Capistrano. If they can't attend, they can vote by mail, email, or fax. They will be voting for endorsements in the following races:  State Assembly Districts 73, 74, 75 and 76; State Senate Districts 36 and 38; and federal Congressional Districts 45, 48, 49 and 50. But delegates will only get to vote in the districts in which they live. All the candidates will be given a chance to speak, so attending the meeting will give d elegatesa chance to hear the candidates one last time. There may also be newly announced candidates at the meeting. 

Here is the current list of candidates for each of the races. There may be more or less by January.
50th Congressional District
Josh Butner, Ammar Campa-Najjar, Glenn Jensen, and Patrick Malloy
75th Assembly District
Alan L. Geraci
38th State Senate District
 No candidates at this time.



Democratic party links

Democratic Party – National:
Democratic Party – State:
Organizing for Action:
San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) –
– How Democrats endorse – Guideline for endorsing political candidates by Chair of SDCDP
SDCDP Facebook Page:

Elected official links

Escondido City Council Members:
Contact the President:
Contact Senator Boxer:
Contact Senator Feinstein: 
Contact Governor Brown:

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