If you’re eligible to vote in next month’s presidential election and you haven’t registered, it’s the 11th hour. TODAY is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. While California's Secretary of State and county registrars of voters have actively encouraged people to register online, many traditional voter mobilization efforts are also in play through Monday night.
Outside St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Hawthorne, some parishioners set up a table after Sunday mass with American flags and paper registration forms.
Volunteer registrar Jesus Cervantes said the economy is fueling interest in next month's election.
"We desperately need to create more jobs in this community. There's a lot of young adults who are ready to work, but there’s no jobs," Cervantes said. "Besides that, there’s young people that are just ready to start joining the workforce, but same problem: no jobs."
Cervantes sent the parents of some of those young people home with voter registration forms for their children to complete. Those forms have to be turned in or postmarked by midnight tonight.
Some voters fear that their paper registration won’t make it in on time. Dean Logan, Registrar of Voters for Los Angeles County, said that in addition to the online application process, his office is trying to help with paper registrations too.
County officials will set up registration tables at 19 locations Monday to make it easier for people to register. Most will be open from about 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight. Below is a map with the locations across Los Angeles County, via www.lavote.net:
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The L.A. county clerk's office estimates about 3 million residents are eligible to vote but are not registered. You can check if you're registered here.
To find out more about what’ll be on your ballot wherever you live, visit MyBallot, KPCC's voter's guide.
And catch our live coverage of the final presidential debate.
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