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Sonoma County voters can sign up for registration alerts

The California Secretary of State’s office, which oversees statewide elections, has begun an email notification program for voters who submit a voter registration and have provided an email address.

The notifications will confirm a voter’s activity and help protect their voter registration in the event their registration may have been changed by accident or without their consent, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Email alerts will be sent if a voter registers, or their registration is changed, updated or canceled.

The alerts will offer a voter instructions on what to do if the information in the alert is incorrect. If a voter wants to receive alerts, they will provide their email address during the registration process. The email notification program will be rolled out in phases over the next several months, based on the source of the registration.

Beginning immediately, voters will receive notification if their voter registration status has been changed to “canceled” or if they register or update their information via the California Online Voter Registration (COVR) at registertovote.ca.gov. Notifications based on registrations completed by paper or through the DMV will begin in January.

For more information about the program, visit the Election and Voter Information website at sos.ca.gov/elections.

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