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September 27, 2016

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Secretary of State Padilla Urges Californians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day


SACRAMENTO – Today, September 27, 2016 is National Voter Registration Day, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla is encouraging Californians to ensure they are registered ahead of the November 8 General Election. 

"The first step to casting a ballot is to register to vote," Secretary Padilla said. "Eligible Californians can visit and register to vote in minutes. Whether you're at home on your desktop computer, or on the go using your smartphone or tablet, online voter registration is quick and easy." 

"National Voter Registration Day is a great reminder that if you've moved or changed your name, you'll need to update your registration. New citizens should also take the time to register to ensure they can cast a ballot this November." 

There are 18,084,999 Californians registered to vote as of July 7. However, there are still 6.7 million eligible, but unregistered Californian citizens. 

The last day to register to vote in the November 8 General Election is October 24. Californians can register to vote online at:

Californians can check their voter registration status at the "My Voter Status" website: 


Secretary Padilla Kicks Off National Voter Registration Day with events in Los Angeles and Orange County. 

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San Diego: Secretary Padilla to throw out first pitch at the San Diego Padres game for National Voter Registration Day. As student at San Fernando High School, Secretary Padilla pitched for the school’s baseball team. 

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Sacramento: The Secretary of State's office will be registering voters and distributing elections materials from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A table will be set-up outside the main entrance at 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. 



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