Saturday, October 3, 2015

Voter Registration Deadline Nears for General Election

ALBANY, NY (10/02/2015)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the November 3rd, 2015 general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, October 9th and received by a board of elections no later than October 14th to be valid for the upcoming general election. In addition, any person wishing to change their enrollment for the purposes of voting in any primary election to be held in 2016 must do so by completing a voter registration form to be received by a board of elections no later than October 9th.

You can check the State Board of Elections' website (www.elections.ny.gov) or contact your local board of elections for more information on what contests will be on the ballot.

The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: www.elections.ny.gov. Alternatively, if you have an established account at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, you may register online at their MyDMV site. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices. Residents who have moved to a new county within the state are reminded that they must re-register from their new address. Those who are currently registered and have moved to a new address in the same county should notify their county board of elections in writing of their move no later than October 14th.

Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, wish to verify their current address, or find out where to vote, may look-up this information at our website: www.elections.ny.gov.

New Yorkers wanting to register in-person may do so at their county boards of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state, but must do so no later than October 9th, to be eligible to vote in the general election.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 518-474-1953 or visit our website: www.elections.ny.gov.

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