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Register To Vote For General Election

Register To Vote For General Election

Register To Vote For General Election

Friday, October 11 is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 5, 2002 General Election, according to Terrence O’Connor, President of the Board of Elections in the City of New York.

To register to vote in the City of New York, you must be a United States Citizen, 18 years old before the next election and have been a New York City resident for at least 30 days.

You may register in person at any Board of Elections office in each borough. You can also call the Board’s toll free Voter Hot line at (866) V-O-T-E-N-Y-C. The Board’s phone bank, one of the largest in the country, is "manned" by live operators from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The callers can also leave their name and address so that a voter registration form and or an absentee application will be mailed out on the next business day.

Agents, some of whom speak Spanish, Chinese and Korean, can answer voters questions, such as the location of poll sites, whether they are registered and in what party, and the names of their elected representatives. The automated system, which is operational 24 hours a day, can answer these same questions. Callers may also leave their telephone number so that a "live" operator can call them back on the next business day, if there are additional questions.

The Board also has a web site where the user can download a form, fill it out, sign it and mail it back to the Board. The address is www.vote.nyc.ny.us. Voter registration applications are also available at most libraries and post offices.

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