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Been putting it off? Register soon

The final deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Monday.

Nevada County voters who have registered since Oct. 4 and before the deadline will only receive information in the mail about their polling locations, although information pamphlets about the candidates and propositions can be picked up at the Elections office in the HEW complex on Willow Valley Road in Nevada City.

Voters who have already registered and wish to vote early can cast their vote from now until election day at the elections office.

Since the March primary, voter registration has been on the rise in the county. A total of 3,389 residents have registered to vote since the March primary, according to the elections office – a 5.3 percent increase. The total number of voters in the county is 63,579.

Democrats have proven to be more successful than Republicans in recruiting voters since the primary, increasing their numbers by 5.7 percent. Republicans trail with a 3.3 percent increase.

Republicans, however, still outnumber Democrats in the county and account for 44.1 percent of total voters. The number of nonpartisan voters or voters who declined to state a party affiliation is also on the rise, increasing by 10.7 percent since the primary.

The elections office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will extend their hours on the day of election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call the elections office at 265-1298.

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