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National Voter Registration Day aims to get voters ready for polls

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on one single day. Whether it’s your first time voting or you’re an experienced voter who’s moved and just needs to re-register to vote, there are plenty of options to help you get the job done.

“Voting gives eligible Californians the opportunity to help shape laws and choose their representatives in government,” stated Secretary Bowen, California’s chief elections official in a press release.  “Online or on paper, registering to vote takes just five minutes.”

For Los Angeles County residents, voters will now have a modernized website available in nine languages for the upcoming November 4, 2014 General Election, which will include Claremont’s water bond measure, Measure W.

The new website, www.lavote.net, provides information that is user-friendly for mobile devices and desktops, allowing users to check their voter registration status, find their polling place and locate their Sample Ballot as well as check their vote by mail application status.

According to news release from the LA County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC), the new website is easy to navigate and provides functionality, allowing the public to access a wide range of information on essential elections and records management services.

“We need to recognize that having a user-friendly website is essential in an age where more and more people use the internet as their primary source of information and the first point of contact with the RR/CC,” said Dean C. Logan, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Voter registration applications are available online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or paper applications are also available at the Claremont City Hall and the Claremont Post Office.

Eligible Californians have until October 20 to register to vote for the November 4 election.

As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting”

—Angela Bailey

news@claremont-courier.com

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