With the deadline to register to vote just days away, registration is proceeding at a record-setting pace, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk reported this week.
Last month, about 150,000 Los Angeles County residents registered to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. That's a 25 percent increase from September 2008, when 120,000 people registered to vote in the election that was ultimately won by Barack Obama.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan attributed last month's spike in registrations to the new ability to register online.
"Online voter registration is fast, convenient and secure. In a short time, we have seen the impact of this expanded access," Logan said.
There are still about 3 million county residents who are eligible, but not currently registered, to vote, according to the registrar's office.
Californians voters have until Oct. 22 to register for the Nov. 6 presidential election.
Los Angeles County residents can register online at www.lavote.net.
- City News Service contributed to this report.