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For Immediate Release
November 9, 2018
SOS Press Office
(916) 653-6575

Secretary of State Alex Padilla encourages Californians to Dedicate their Votes to Veterans

SACRAMENTO – As we approach Veterans Day, Secretary of State Alex Padilla is encouraging Californians to dedicate their past or future vote in honor of someone who has served or is currently serving in the military.

Click here to participate in, view past dedications, and get more information on the Honor Veterans. Vote. program

Californians can dedicate their votes through the Secretary of State’s “Honor Veterans. Vote.” program. Everyone who dedicates their vote receives either a free pin or certificate to proudly display in honor of their chosen loved one. All vote dedications are displayed on the Secretary of State’s website.

WATCH: PSA with Secretary Padilla and California Veterans: Honor a Veteran and Dedicate Your Vote

“Millions of Californians headed to the polls earlier this week, and now they can honor a veteran or active duty service member in their life by dedicating their vote,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “The service and sacrifice of generations of service members has made our democracy possible. We should honor our veterans and active duty service members by participating in the democracy that so many have fought to preserve. This Veterans Day, I am encouraging all Californians to consider dedicating their votes in honor of a loved one who has served or is currently serving.”

The ‘Honor Veterans. Vote.’ web portal is also available in Spanish:


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