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Online registration option popular with young voters

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Monday is the deadline to sign up to vote in the November 6 election.  This year, for the first time, California voters can register completely online.

544-thousand Californians registered online in the first month, and the number’s expected to grow.

Political Data Inc. – a non-partisan company that analyzes election stats — profiled the first 50,000 Californians to sign up and found that about a third were younger than 26. That group of voters is twice as likely to register as Democrats than as Republicans.

Los Angeles County’s reported online registration is contributing to a record-setting pace in voter registrations. About 150,000 people registered last month. That represents a jump of 30,000 from the September before the last presidential election.

Voters may register at the California Secretary of State’s website until midnight Oct. 22.

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