1M people in Los Angeles County still not registered to vote, registrar shows

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- In Los Angeles County, there are 6.1 million people who are eligible to vote, but only 5.2 million have actually registered, according to the registrar recorder.

"So we know there's about a million gap there," said Dean Logan, with the registrar office.

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Those one million people still have time to register before the cut off day on Monday. Community engagement personnel from Alta Med healthcare providers in Commerce made a last pitch to people.

"I feel like I need my voice heard," Desiree Varela said.

So what makes 1 million people hold off? Dean Logan said there are questions, especially about millennials.

"It's not so much apathy. It's more about making that connection between voting, being meaningful, to other things that they're already doing in civic life, like volunteering and that type of thing," Logan said.

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Another issue has a quick fix and it's knowing how to register. Potential voters can log on to lavote.net. There is also a link if anyone wants to verify their registration status.

"Make sure that we have your address right. Make sure that you know your polling place," Logan said.

In the last primary, a software glitch erased the name of 118,000 voters from the roster. Logan said that has been fixed. But what if there's another problem?

"Don't be turned away. You have the right to have that provisional ballot and to be sure that you have an opportunity to cast the ballot," he said.

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