Voter Registration Deadline Is Today For 2013 General Election

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM EDT

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Voter Registration Deadline Is Today For 2013 General Election

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM EDT

(WKBW release) The New York State Board of Elections on Friday reminded all state residents to register to vote for the November 5, 2013 general election.

According to a news release:

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, October 11th and received by a board of elections no later than October 16th to be valid for the upcoming general election. The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: www.elections.ny.gov. If you have an established account at the Department of Motor Vehicles you may register online no later than October 11th. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices.

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 by October 16th.

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

Persons 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 11th, to be eligible to vote in the general election.

Requests for registration forms may also be made by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE. Requests will be processed and the forms mailed to the caller's home or business address.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 518-474-1953.