In America, we believe every vote counts, and every vote must be counted as cast. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill making it easier for Californians to participate in elections by allowing for same-day voter registration. Already, voters in our state can register online thanks to Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Senator Leland Yee. As this new bill is implemented over the coming years, the process will be made easier and more streamlined. This year's election will be held on November 6, 2012. In order to cast your vote, register by October 22, 2012. For more information on how you can register online, by mail, or at your neighborhood library or post office, please visit the San Francisco Department of Elections.