Alaskans flock online for voter registration deadline
Sunday was a quiet day at the Alaska Division of Elections regional office in Anchorage -- then again, it's not open every Sunday.
However, it was this week to mark the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. While there are no lines to wait here, it's another story elsewhere.
It's been very busy online as voters register. Elections workers say 375 people registered online Saturday, 200 more compared to Friday. Meanwhile, the Mat-Su regional office saw 126 people register online Thursday through Saturday.
"I think that is a very positive thing for us," said division spokeswoman Samantha Miller. "We're always looking to make sure we are doing what we can to make our process as easy for voters and accessible as we can, so to hear numbers like that is really encouraging,"
Miller and co-workers say online registration tends to increase during the final days that lead up to the deadline. That also makes things busier for elections workers.
"What we've been hearing is a lot of folks are coming in, they're calling us asking us to double check their information for them," Miller said. "We're always happy to do that."
Still, some people prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, visiting the division's offices to ensure they have a voice in the upcoming election.
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