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Not registered to vote? Here's how

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The Clark County Election Department is processing about 17,000 voter applications ahead of the contentious November election.

That’s a lot of applications, but 16 local groups are committed to increasing that number substantially.

If you have yet to register, you’ve got about three weeks to get it done.

Tuesday marked National Voter Registration Day, and approximately 65 members of minority groups visited 110 local businesses with the goal of registering 3,000 people.

“We aren’t telling you who to vote for. We’re not telling you any of that. We just want you to be civilly engaged,” said activist Rozita Lee.

If you wish to register, you have until Oct. 8 to do so by mail. The deadline is extended to Oct. 18 if you choose to register online or in person.

[LINK: Nevada online voter registration]

You will need a Nevada driver’s license or ID card to register, and you can’t have a felony conviction.

“You are a citizen of the United States. You are living here. Why not participate and be engaged?” Lee said.  

The Clark County Election Department’s Joe Gloria said his department registers a few thousand people each week during non-election years. Last week they processed about 17,000 registrations.

Gloria said more Democrats are currently registering in Clark County than Republicans.

A common complaint volunteers are encountering is that people don’t like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and don’t plan to vote.

“The office of the president is the one office that has the least amount of effect on your life. It’s your commissioners, your state legislators that have a daily effect on your life,” Gloria said.

Currently, about 950,000 people are registered to vote in Clark County.

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