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Foot Locker turning stores into voter registration hubs

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 13:01:43-04

(KGTV) -- Foot Locker is helping voters get a leg up this election year.

The athletic retailer is partnering with the nonprofit Rock the Vote to turn all of its U.S. stores into temporary voter registration sites.

Beginning Sept. 22, Foot Locker will have registration kiosks with a website where visitors can check their voter status, register to vote or sign up for election reminders.

The company has more than 2,000 stores in the U.S., including seven locations in San Diego County.

Foot Locker says the initiative is targeted at the more than 4 million young Americans eligible to vote this year. CEO Richard Johnson said the goal is to “educate and amplify the voices of today's youth.”

Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and Footaction will also house kiosks.