Bus at Warriors Game hopes to register people to vote

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- At the San Pedro Square Farmers' Market, there is a final push to register voters ahead of the Monday's deadline.

With less than four days to go until California's voter registration deadline, multiple agencies and organizations are trying to get the word out to potential voters.

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More than 50,000 ballots have already been submitted by mail or early voting and are in the process of being sorted by precinct for signature verification. Those ballots will be included in the first run of results on election night.

"Especially with the presidency, I did want to make my mark on this one," said Ysenia Renteria, a Hollister resident.

She filled out a voter registration form for the very first time. "It's easier than I thought, I thought it was going to be more of a process, but it actually only took a few minutes."

To register, you just need to be a U.S. citizen, live at a California address and be 18 years old by Election Day.

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"Make your vote count, that's what's important, all the people that died for democracy, get out and show democracy matters," said Craig Bright, a Palo Alto resident.

On Friday, a modified A.C. Transit bus, being used to register voters, made a stop in Hayward. The agency has registered hundreds of new voters in the past two weeks and will be out at Oracle Arena for Friday night's Warriors game.

"We're hoping to get people #whereyoulive. No matter what you do, no matter what you believe, no matter what your age is, the bus is available, and you can do your registration here," said Robert Lyles with A.C. Transit.

Over at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office, registrar Shannon Bushey is expecting an 80 to 85 percent voter turnout for this year's election.

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"I just love helping the community, and the customers that come into our office, and working hand in hand with them, to get them registered, so they can express their opinion through their vote," said Bushey.

"Now that I did get a chance to register to vote, I feel like I'll be able to be a part of the conversation, and the process of this election," said Renteria.

The mail-in ballots are long, totaling three pages, printed on both sides. That means they'll require extra postage - two stamps - this time around.

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