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Clark County pushing online voter registration

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Election season is in full throttle and county officials want to make sure everyone is registered to voice their vote.

"You don't have the right to complain if you are not participating in electing those people that make those decisions. Probably the most convenient is online registration," said Harvard Lomax with the Registrar of Voters.

It's estimated that about 60,000 people in Clark County voted during the 2008 presidential elections. That number is expected to grow with online registration. 

"We are pushing people online to be able to register online. It's something that is fairly new to Nevada. We are sending out a blast email today encouraging folks on our list to register themselves and get their friends and family," said Maison Harrison, Nevada Communication Director for the Mitt Romney campaign.

Volunteers at the Mitt Romney office were busy making phone calls and sending emails about their candidate. A method the opposing party does as well.

"We do a lot of things through various social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The Obama campaign has even set up www.gottoregister.com, which is a very easy, user friendly way for people to register to vote," said Zach Hudson with the Nevada State Democratic Party.

"If you don't have the social media availability to your services or your product, then you are going to eliminate a fair portion of the business," said Vayne Ray with the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting.

According to county officials, filing an online registration form helps facilitate the date entry process since presidential elections are the most popular. At the same time, it's a money saving method for the department.

"It's a right we have here in America and way too many people don't take advantage of it," Lomax said.

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