Voter Registrations Spike With Online Access

By EGP News Report

(CNS) – With the deadline to register to vote 19 days away, registration is proceeding at a record-setting pace, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk reported Wednesday.

Last month, about 150,000 Los Angeles County residents registered to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. That’s a 25 percent increase from September 2008, when 120,000 people registered to vote in the election that was ultimately won by Barack Obama.

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan attributed last month’s spike in registrations to the new ability to register online.

“Online voter registration is fast, convenient and secure. In a short time, we have seen the impact of this expanded access,” Logan said.

There are still about 3 million county residents who are eligible, but not currently registered, to vote, according to the registrar’s office.

The deadline to register to cast a ballot on Nov. 6 is Oct. 22.

Los Angeles County residents can register online at www.lavote.net.

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October 4, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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