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Elections Office observes National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday
The San Bernardino County Elections Office is participating in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23 by accepting walk-in registrations until midnight and by distributing voter information displays throughout the county.
National Voter Registration Day is the country’s largest single-day effort of the year designed to register voters, which is the first step to becoming involved in the political process. Now in its third year, more than 350,000 voters have registered through the efforts of more than 2,100 partners who have participated in National Voter Registration Day events.
Citizens may register to vote one of two ways: online or in person. Voters can register online at www.sbcountyelections.com. Voters may also obtain a paper voter registration application at one of the 91 new sites hosting Elections Office Voter Information Displays throughout the county, or at the Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Ave., San Bernardino. In addition, applications are also distributed to clients by 82 governmental agencies in San Bernardino County.
“Our office has been working very hard to make registration applications as accessible and convenient as possible for voters in San Bernardino County,” said Michael Scarpello, Registrar of Voters. “We’ve significantly expanded the number of locations where voters can obtain registration applications, we’ve improved our website so voters have easy access to this information, and we’ve assisted other governmental agencies in fulfilling their legal duty to distribute applications.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Elections Office will release interactive maps on their website to help voters find local participating agencies where they can pick up voter registration applications, poll worker applications, mail ballot applications, and applications for electronic voter information guides.
For more information about the San Bernardino County Elections Office, visit www.sbcountyelections.com, or call 909.387.8300.
For more information about National Voter Registration Day, visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.