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National Voter Registration Day encourages Americans to sign up

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 12:27:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - National Voter Registration Day is a reminder to sign up to vote in the next election, a deadline many Americans miss.

Voters must be registered at least 15 days before an election. If they fail to meet this requirement, they can conditionally register and vote provisionally, according to the San Diego Registrar of Voters.

Voting materials, including sample ballots, are mailed starting 29 days before an election.

If you changed your name, moved, or want to switch political parties, you must re-register to vote with a new application.

In order to register to vote in California, you must be a U.S. citizen, a state resident, at least 18 years old before the next election, not in prison or on parole for a felony, and not declared mentally incompetent by the court.

San Diegans will be able to vote March 3, 2020, in the presidential primary election.

National Voter Registration Day was first observed in 2012 and is recognized by the National Association of Election Officials.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Check your registration status here.