LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The deadline to register to vote in the March 8 municipal election is looming.

Los Angeles residents have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to register in person or by mail, which must be postmarked with Tuesday’s date.

The election includes races for the seven even-numbered seats on the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th districts. Voters will also choose four members of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and four members of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.

Voters who plan to vote in Bell’s recall election also must register by Tuesday. The special recall election will consider whether council members Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal and former council member Luis Artiga should be recalled. Hernandez, Jacobo, Mirabal and Artiga were recently ordered to stand trial on charges related to misappropriating public funds.

Voters must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old by election day to be eligible to cast a ballot. Registered voters who have recently moved or changed their names must re-register.

Registration can be submitted in person at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, 12400 Imperial Highway, in Norwalk.

Voter registration forms are available at most Los Angeles city and county buildings, libraries, fire stations, post offices and DMV offices.

The official sample ballot and voter information pamphlet is available at the Election Division website at http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election. It can also be requested by calling (213) 978-0444 or (888) 873-1000.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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