2008-10-10 / Top Stories

Governor: Register Now, Vote November 4

Governor David A. Paterson has reminded New Yorkers who have moved between counties, moved into New York State or are first-time voters to register by mail by Friday, October 10.

The General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4. Candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States, and all Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly seats will be on the ballot this year. A statewide ballot proposal will also appear on the ballot, as well as candidates for State Supreme Court Justice in most judicial districts.

"This November, Americans have the opportunity to exercise one of our most fundamental rights - the right to vote. For many, this right took decades of struggle and sacrifice to win, and for all it is a right that should never be abdicated," said Governor Paterson.

Completed mail-in voter registration forms postmarked by midnight, October 10 and received no later than October 15 are valid for the upcoming

Now,Vote November 4

General Election. Residents who have moved to a new county must reregister from their new address. Those who have moved to a new address in the same county do not have to re-register, but they should provide their board of elections with their new address and locate their new polling site.

Internet users may 'Look Up' the status of their voter registration, learn the location of their poll site, or download a registration form by clicking on "Voting Information" on the State Board of Elections' web site: www.elections.state.ny.us or by accessing the State Board's voter education website: www.VOTE-NY.com.

Those wanting to register may do so at county boards of elections as well as many post offices, libraries and state agency offices throughout the State. For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 1-800-FOR-VOTE or visit www.elections. state.ny.us or www.VOTENY. com.

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