Salt Lake County residents have been registering to vote in ever-increasing numbers as the Nov. 8 election draws closer, according to figures from the county elections clerk's office.

Elections clerk Merrilea Jones said about 25,000 county residents have registered to vote in the past five weeks. Nearly one-third of that number, about 8,000, registered just last week.Some 5,800 registered during the second week of October and about 3,700 registered in each of the three previous weeks, Jones said. Those figures mean an average of about 1,000 voters registered each working day.

Most of those who registered during that period did so by mail, but about 10,000 were registered by groups, such as the League of Women Voters, which conduct voter registration drives.

Registration by mail, and in person at the county elections office, is now closed. Those who still want to register to vote can do so Nov. 1-3 only with their neighborhood voter registration agent.

A list of neighborhood registration agents will be published in Sunday, Oct. 30, editions of the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune. That information is also available by phoning the county elections office at 468-3424 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.