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Signing Up to Vote

October 05, 1994|NONA YATES

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election.

* Who may register: You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, and a California resident for 29 days before the election. If you move within 28 days of the election, you may vote by returning to your former precinct or by obtaining an absentee ballot for that precinct. If you are in prison or on parole for a felony conviction you are ineligible.

* Reasons to register or re-register:

* If you have never registered.

* If you have moved since the last election.

* If you have changed your name.

* If you want to change your party affiliation.

* How and where to register: Mail-in voter registration forms are available at most county offices, city halls, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, fire stations, post offices, libraries, chambers of commerce, banks, high schools, senior citizen centers and many other locations.

Voters can also call the 24-hour voter line, (800) 481-VOTE. Forms must reach the registrar of voters by Oct. 14.

* Absentee ballots: Applications for absentee ballots are on the back page of your sample ballot. They may also be obtained by writing to the registrar's office at P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450. Mail applications for absentee ballots may be submitted between Oct. 11 and Nov. 1.

Source: Los Angeles County registrar-recorder

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