Voter Registration Deadline Nears for General Election

ALBANY, NY (10/03/2008)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents the last day to register to vote for the November 4, 2008 General Election is Friday, October 10th.

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.

Completed mail-in voter registration forms postmarked by midnight, October 10th and received no later than October 15th are valid for the upcoming general 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: or by accessing the State Board's voter education website: .

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 October 6th will still be processed, however, it is unlikely callers will receive their form in time to register for the general election.

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