I decided to register to vote.
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
I registered at http://vote.gov for the upcoming election. It led me to http://registertovote.ca.gov and after filling out the form, I got a receipt online and printed it below.
The next step is actually voting on November 8th.
WHERE TO GO TO, TO VOTE?
This was convoluted. I found this page however for California:
Find Your Polling Place
You may also find your polling place by scrolling down to the county you live in, then clicking on the link for your county or calling your county elections office.
For Los Angeles county, you have to go here:
Polling Place & Sample Ballot Lookup