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People Rush to Register to Vote in Franklin County

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PASCO, Wash.-- Voters rushed to get registered at the last minute Monday night in order to vote in November.

Franklin County Auditor's office staff worked over-time, staying until 8:00 p.m. to help register more people.  Staff say more than 50 people came out to register Monday night.

One woman ran through the doors at 7:59 p.m. to make sure her voice would be heard in the upcoming election. Deborah Drake says, "Our country is very important and I hadn't voted for a long time because I would keep missing registration days, because I was moving around quite a bit.  This time, I decided I was going to get in there.  I thought I was going to miss it, but I tried and I made it."

She says her sons are in the military, and all her children inspire her to vote.