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If You Missed The California Voter Registration Deadline, There’s Another Option

People wait in line to vote at the San Diego County registrar of voters offic...

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: People wait in line to vote at the San Diego County registrar of voters office, Nov. 7, 2016.

The deadline to register to vote in California was Monday. If you missed it, there's still another option to have your vote counted this year.

That's thanks to a new state process called conditional voter registration.

In San Diego County, anyone who missed the voter registration deadline can go to the Registrar of Voters Office at 5600 Overland Ave. and register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time, said San Diego Registrar of Voters Michael Vu.

"Why it's called conditional is because we will segregate that ballot into an envelope so that after the election we'll check to see if they've registered and voted anywhere else within the state," Vu said.

If the voter is not registered elsewhere, the vote will be counted.

Conditional voter registration is available up through 8 p.m. on the June 5 election day, and for the 14 days before all future elections.

The process started in California on Jan. 1, 2017, but the June election is the first big election where it will be used.

Vu said conditional voter registration is available statewide.

To check your voter registration statys, go to sdvote.com.

Video by Katie Schoolov

In San Diego County, anyone who missed the voter registration deadline can go to the Registrar of Voters Office and register to vote and cast your ballot at the same time.

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