Kickoff To National Voter Registration Day

Registrar David MacDonald said it's never been easier to register.

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    Jodi Hernandez
    A woman reviews materials in Oakland on Sept. 25 on National Voter Registration Day.

    Voter registration drives took Tuesday across the Bay Area and the country as part of National Voter Registration Day. 


    Dozens of people  gathered in downtown Oakland where Congresswoman Barbara Lee led a Voter Registration rally outside the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

    Registrar David MacDonald  said it's never been easier to register. Last week the California Secretary of State implemented online voter registration, making signing up to vote as easy as a few clicks on the computer.


    Macdonald said the new system will pull your signature from the DMV so you don't even need to print out and sign the form.


    MacDonald added that the county's seen up to 500 new registrations a day since the system went online.


    "There are no excuses not to register," MacDonald said.


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