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Today is your last chance to register to vote in March 8 elections

February 22, 2011 |  1:33 pm

Today is the last day to register to vote in March 8 elections that will be conducted in 30 Southland cities, the largest of them Los Angeles.

Voters can register or re-register by filling out and mailing forms that can be picked up at libraries, post offices, fire stations, Department of Motor Vehicles offices and other public buildings. Those forms must be postmarked Feb. 22.

L.A. voters will consider 10 ballot measures and candidates for seven open seats on the City Council, as well as a handful of school board and community college offices. To get the latest election news, candidate comments and editorial endorsements, check out The Times' elections page.

In the tiny city of Bell, meanwhile, voters will elect three City Council members and decide whether to recall four others in the wake of a salary scandal that has made national headlines.

And in the Orange County city of San Clemente, voters will consider a development proposed for the North Beach area. For details, check the Orange County election website.

Voter registration is also required for residents of the various communities outside Los Angeles who want to cast ballots for the Los Angeles Unified School District board of education or the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees.

Ballots are also available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. For more information, call (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000, or check the Los Angeles City Election Division’s website.

-- David Zahniser