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Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In San Diego County

Poll worker Rosset Phan moves Vietnamese

Photo by Associated Press

Above: Poll worker Rosset Phan moves Vietnamese "I voted" stickers during elections in San Diego, Nov. 4, 2014.

Monday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote

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Liam Barrett, executive director, Student Organized Voter Access Committee

Online registration forms must be completed by midnight. Paper forms must be postmarked Monday or dropped off at the registrar's office by 8 p.m.

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election in San Diego County.

People who need to register include San Diego residents over the age of 18 who have never voted, those who have moved and those who have changed their names.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said the best way to register is online.

"Oct. 24 is the deadline — by midnight — if you want to register to vote in this presidential election. Do that now," Vu said.

Prospective voters can also pick up registration forms from the registrar's office, post offices, public libraries, city clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The forms must be postmarked Monday or dropped off at the registrar's office, 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa, by 8 p.m.

Vu also encouraged San Diegans to apply for mail ballots. That deadline is Nov. 1.

"Due to the high number of contests, voters will be receiving a ballot that consists of two cards with candidates and issues on the front and the back," he said. "With a mail ballot, you can vote in the comfort of your home. Once you've voted your mail ballot, send it back right away and we'll start processing it so it can be counted right when the polls close on Election Day."

Because of its size, this year's ballot technically needs two stamps to make its way back to the registrar. But Eva Jackson, a spokeswoman for the United States Postal Service, told KPBS ballots with just one stamp will be delivered. The county will pick up the remaining tab.

One Stamp Or Two?

Because of its size, this year's ballot technically needs two stamps to make its way back to the registrar. But Eva Jackson, a spokeswoman for the United States Postal Service, told KPBS ballots with just one stamp will be delivered. The county will pick up the remaining tab.

Some local groups are making a last push to register voters, including the Student Organized Voter Access Committee. Liam Barrett, executive director of the group and a political science major at UC San Diego, joined KPBS Midday Edition on Monday to talk about registering voters on campus.

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He's been registering his peers to vote since September. Barrett said some may be less inclined to vote following the results of the June primary — many college students wanted Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic nominee — so he's reminding them about local issues on the ballot.

“Your vote directly goes to enacting a law or a measure that will change a lot for UCSD students, a lot for their lifestyles," Barrett said. "There’s ballot measures including transportation, housing and then, of course, local issues revolve around how much they pay for rent and where they can live. And those are very important to students as well.”

City News Service contributed to this report.

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