Election 101: Register to Vote

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 8, 2004
Filling out a voter registration form should only take a couple of minutes. It’s not difficult at all, very straight forward. Alice Jarvo with Sacramento County’s Voter Registration and Elections office says you can get forms at any post office or you can just print one out from the Secretary of State’s website. And if it’s been a while since you’ve voted, Jarvo says you’ll need to re-register. If you’ve moved or if you want to change your political party or if you’ve changed your name, you do need to re-register. Once you get the form, just fill in your name, address, political party, birth date and driver’s license or I-D number. Then sign under perjury of law that you’re 18-years or older, a U-S citizen and not in prison or on parole for a felony. Get the form in by next Monday and you’re good to go. Jarvo says registration figures have grown by leaps and bounds in the last few weeks. We may be breaking records again. So far Sacramento County has 621-thousand registered voters, fast approaching the record of 629-thousand. Steve Milne, KXJZ News.