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Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara helps residents sign up to vote

Posted: 11:37 AM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 14:37:38-04

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara teamed up with the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara to assist citizens in registering to vote on Sept. 25.

The “Bring the Vote Home” event held by the HACSB brought out a total of 16 voters, including seniors, formerly homeless people and teenagers coming out of the foster system as first-time voters.

“It’s vital for everyone in our community to be heard, and we wanted to remove any obstacle that could get in the way of our residents participating in the November 6th election,” said Rob Fredericks, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara Executive Director & CEO.

The event was held during National Voter Registration Day, which encourages hundreds of thousands of citizens to sign up to vote as a part of a non-partisan campaign to increase voter turn-out on Election Day.

The deadline to register to vote in California in the Nov. 6 ballot is Oct. 22. Santa Barbara County residents can access the voter registration forms online or by phone through the Santa Barbara County Elections Division.