Deadline for Primary Election Voter Registration Looms

ALBANY, NY (08/07/2008)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents the last day to register to vote for the September 9, 2008 primary elections is Friday, August 15.

Mail-in voter registration forms postmarked by midnight, August 15 and received no later than August 20 are valid for the upcoming primary election. Residents who have moved to a new county must re-register 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 to 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's web site: .

Persons 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.

Requests for registration forms may also be made by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE. Registration form requests will be processed and the forms will be mailed to the caller's home or business address. Requests received after August 11 will still be processed, however, it is unlikely callers will receive their form in time to register for the primary election.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 1-800-FOR-VOTE.