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Local residents host 24-hour registration drive ahead of the primary elections

The drive will go on until 6 a.m. Sunday
Posted at 9:20 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 00:20:46-05

With the primary elections just two weeks away, two San Luis Obispo residents are helping people register to vote last minute.

Quinn Brady and Erin Stehli are hosting a 24-hour voter registration drive in an effort to get more people involved in the 2020 primary elections.

"SLO Votes" is being held at SloDoCo at 793F Foothill Blvd.

It began at 6 a.m. Saturday and will go on until 6 a.m. Sunday.

“We’re making sure that people are registered which is a quick thirty-second process and then we're also registering people who have moved or students who are from other places but are currently living here," said Quinn Brady, an organizer with SLO Votes. "We're encouraging them to vote where they live and to register here. We have also been registering people who have never voted before."

About 15 volunteers will help out during the 24-hour drive. Anyone who checks their status or signs up to register for the first time will receive a free donut.

Brady said the biggest misconception has to do with those who are registered as no party preference.

“People can still vote in the presidential race even if they are registered no party preference but they do need to request a new ballot. They can do that by calling the county office, they can go into the county building or on Election Day they can ask for a ballot from a different party to be able to vote for the presidential race," added Brady.

If you're unable to attend the drive this weekend, you can also register to vote on election day at any polling place.

To learn more about the voting process, click here.