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Today is the Deadline for Voter Registration


Aired 4/19/09

Today is the deadline to get your voter registration cards turned into the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.  The office in Kearny Mesa is open until midnight. The general election is just two weeks from Tuesday. And as Marianne Russ reports state election officials are anticipating a record turnout.

Nicole Winger with the Secretary of State's office says things there are pretty busy. She says that's because of the unprecedented interest in the election:

Winger: Calls are ringing at a rate of about 1,000 to 2,000 calls per day and voter registration cards are coming in on average about 20,000 per day.

And that doesn't even count the cards going directly to county elections offices.  By the way, that's where you can head if you still need to register. Some counties - like Sacramento and Los Angeles will hold voter registration drives until midnight.  Secretary of State Bowen doesn't predict voter turnout, but she has said she wouldn't be surprised if Californians set a new record this election. 

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