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Voter Deadline Nears

February 26, 1996|NONA YATES

Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 26 primary.

* 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 to vote.

REGISTER IF . . .

* If you have never registered to vote.

* 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 more than 1,900 locations, including most county offices, city halls, DMV offices, fire stations, post offices, libraries and many banks, high schools and senior citizen centers. Mail-in forms must be postmarked no later than Feb. 26.

Registration forms and a box for deposit of completed forms will also be available in the county registrar's office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5 p.m. to midnight Monday.

Residents can call (310) 466-1310 during regular business hours for information. Election information also is available through the Internet at http://www.co.la.ca.us/regrec/main.htm.

* Absentee ballots: Applications for absentee ballots are on the back page of your sample ballot. They also may be obtained by writing to the registrar's office, Absent Voter Section, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, Calif. 90030-0450 or in person at the office in Norwalk. Requests for absentee ballots must be received by March 19. Absentee voting information can be obtained at (310) 466-1323.

Source: Los Angeles County registrar-recorder

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