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It's National Voter Registration Day! Here's How To Make Sure You're Registered

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Please, for the love of all that is holy in this world, register to vote in the November election. Voting may not technically be required, but it is your sacred right and civic duty. Register now so that come November, you can celebrate democracy, get a free "I Voted" sticker, and then later use that free sticker to get free drinks and other promotional items at marketing savvy bars and restaurants around town. It's a win-win! Plus, you can take care of everything online in approximately a quarter of the time that you spend every morning googling people that you made out with once three to five years ago.

In order to vote in the general election on November 8, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than October 24. While that might seem like a long way off, we highly recommend not procrastinating and just doing it NOW, while you remember. If you have enough time to screw around at work and browse our fine site (thanks for reading!), you have enough time to register.

Ready to get started? The first thing to do is to verify whether you are already registered. Even if you think that your registration is current, humor us and double check just in case. After all, who wants to be left out of the democracy/free sticker fun? If you live in L.A. County, you can check your voter registration status here (and elsewhere in California here).

If you are not currently registered to vote, the great state of California makes it incredibly easy to register both online and by mail. You can register online here (you'll need your California driver license handy). If you prefer to register by mail, you can print the National Mail Voter Registration Form online, or pick up a registration form at your local DMV office or county elections office. Forms are also available at post offices, public libraries, and other government offices. Mazel tov California, you've really made this easy for us!. If you are really feeling retro, you can even request a form by calling (like on a telephone) the voter hotline at (800) 345-8683.

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Glad we got that squared away! See y'all at the polls.