2006-10-06 / Community

Voter Registration Ends October 13

The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents to register to vote for the November 7, 2006 general election if they have not already done so.

Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General, U.S. Senate and all Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly seats will be on the ballot this year, as well as candidates for State Supreme Court in most judicial districts.

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, October 13 and be received by the local board of elections no later than October 18 to be valid. Residents may register in person at their county board of elections until the close of business on October 13. Residents who have been honorably discharged from the military or have become naturalized citizens since October 13 may register in person at their board of elections up until October 27.

Residents who have moved to a new county 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 18. The New York State Voter Registration Form can be used by new voters or movers for these purposes.

Voter registration forms are available at county boards of election as well as many post offices, libraries and state agency offices. Internet users may download a registration form by clicking on "Voting" on the State Board's website at www.elections.state.ny.us. For more information on registering, call 1-800-FOR-VOTE before Monday, October 9 to request a mail registration form. Requests received by that date will be processed and the forms will be mailed to the caller's home or business address. Requests received after October 9 will still be processed, but callers may not receive their form in time to register for this election.

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