Members of Kern County Republican and Democratic parties push voter registration at fair

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The Republican and Democratic parties each set up booths at the Kern County Fair in hopes of spreading their platforms and registering voters.

“A lot of people don’t know we’re out here,” said Ricky Perez, Kern County Democratic Party Chair. 

The Kern County Republican and Democratic parties have set up shop at the fair hoping to do their part in registering voters. 

“A lot of people have been stopping by,” Perez said. “They’re re-registering, giving their addresses, deciding to register to vote by mail.”

The Democratic Party is set up in Building 2 while the Republican party’s booth is located in Building 3.

“It’s been great. We have a lot of people stopping by,” said Owen Pruett, volunteer at the Republican Party booth. “It’s been really fun, had some great conversations. We’ve had people register to vote here and there, multiple people in the past couple of minutes.”

Members of both parties agreed registering voters is only half the battle.

“We just need to focus on turnout now and making sure people are going to their ballots,” said Perez, speaking about voter turnout challenges.

Members from both parties said more than 30 people registered to vote Friday. The Kern County Fair lasts until Sept. 30.

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