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ELECTION 2008:

Easy voter registration period ends Saturday

Mail-in registration ends on Saturday, in-person registration continues through Oct. 14

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There are still two days (three counting today) left to register to vote in the 2008 general election before the Saturday, Oct. 4 deadline.

Today, platinum-selling band Hoobastank will perform a free concert at the UNLV Student Union Courtyard at 4 p.m. to encourage eligible voters to register to vote in Nevada.

On Saturday, fall sales won’t be the only reason to head to the mall because voter registration drives will be held at the Boulevard Mall, Galleria at Sunset, Las Vegas Outlet Center and the Meadows Mall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Election Department’s offices at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, and the Clark County Election Center, 965 Trade Drive, Suite A, will also be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. After the Oct. 4 deadline, people can still register to vote at these locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct.6 through Oct. 9; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 10 through Oct. 14.

To register to vote in Clark County, one must be a U.S. Citizen, be at least 18-years-old, have continuously resided in Clark County for at least 30 days and in their precinct for at least 10 days before the election and can’t claim another place as their legal residence.

If you have already registered, go to the county’s Election Department Web site.

Even if you have registered in the past, you may need to register again if you’ve changed your mailing address and haven’t submitted a “Change of Address Notice” card, or if you want to change your political party affiliation or if you’ve changed your name.

“Voting is the foundation of our government but you can’t vote if you are not registered,” Clark County Registrar of Voters Harvard L. Lomax said.

Tonight, local voters can watch State Supreme Court candidates Kris Pickering and Judge Deborah Schumacher debate in prime time on Channel 8, following the vice-presidential debate featuring Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden.

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