Published : Monday, September 24, 2018 | 6:19 PM
On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 25, the League of Women Voters-Pasadena Area, apart from actively campaigning for voter registration, is asking people who registered to vote at Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices to check their registration status, after the DMV acknowledged early this month it had botched about 23,000 voter registrations.
“[Tuesday] is National Voter Registration Day! Let’s make sure every American has the opportunity to vote this year!,” the League said on its Facebook page. “Encourage your social networks, email contacts, friends, and family to register to vote or update their registration if they’ve moved, changed their name, or changed their political affiliation since the last election.”
In Pasadena, the City, in collaboration with LWV-PA and the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, has organized National Voter Registration Day events at eight locations in the City where volunteers will be ready to assist with completion of registration forms. Residents may either register or update their voter information at these locations, a City advisory said.
“National Voter Registration Day highlights the importance of registering to vote or updating registration information in time for Election Day (Nov. 5),” Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky said. “We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote.”
The following locations will be open on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for voter registration:
• Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
• Victory Park Community Center, 2575 Paloma St.
• Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
• Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.
• Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
• The Paseo Pasadena, 300 E. Colorado Blvd.
• Brookside Golf Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave.
• Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
PCC’s Quad will be open for both PCC students and others in the community who want to register or update their voter status. The Quad area is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. has also dedicated a webpage for guiding those who are registering to vote. Visit www.jlpasadena.org/programs/advocacy-spac/what-were-working-on for more information.
After National Voter Registration Day, eligible residents who were not able to register can visit the online voter registration facility at www.registertovote.ca.gov and register up to October 22.
The League said that voters who registered earlier at DMV offices should check their status.
“There was a glitch in the voter registration information that DMV sent to the Secretary of State’s Voter Registration database. If you were registered to vote at a DMV, or you changed any information in your voter registration, check to make sure you are registered with the preferences you want,” the Pasadena League of Women Voters said on their website.
Voter preferences include vote-by-mail options, language options, and political party selection.
On September 7, the DMV officials said they were correcting errors and putting in place new safeguards after the registration mistakes came to light.
Just to make sure you’re registered properly, you can check your status by visiting the state’s voter registration website, www.registertovote.ca.gov, or by proceeding directly to www.voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.