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Hundreds in Louisville register to vote on final day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tuesday was the deadline to register to vote in next month's presidential election.

That's why the Louisville Urban League and local NAACP registered hundreds of voters. And if you missed the cutoff, officials say there is still something you can do to help increase voter turnout.

In the last few days, both groups have registered hundreds of voters.

"I heard it on the radio for like the last three days," said Kevin Paschel, who registered to vote. "They've really, really been pressing it from B96 on to 101.3."

Paschel recently moved and wants to make sure his voice and vote count in the November elections.

"Just wanted to make sure my paperwork and everything was in order."

Workers spent Tuesday afternoon registering voters on foot, in cars and even on TARC buses.

"We have registered 200 people here just on Broadway," said Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League

Reynolds said even if you missed Tuesday's deadline, you can still help increase voter turnout.

"If for whatever reason you cannot vote, you can still volunteer, take other people to the polls, make sure they get there," she said.

"This election is important to everyone, but especially to those of us and people of color," said Raoul Cunningham, who is President of the local NAACP.

Cunningham said Republican, Democrat or Independent, your vote is crucial.

"Voting will determine the direction that the nation will go in these next four years."

Two urban radio stations also dedicated airtime and talent to the cause. Both B96.5 and Magic 101.3 were live during the registration.

"It is just great to see that what we do actually hits the community, other than just a major event," said Big Homie, who is a local on air radio personality.

So now that you have registered to vote, you can go to the Jefferson County Clerk's website and look at a sample ballot.

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