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This topic is very important as we approach the deadline for voter registration changes and updates. The last day to register to vote for the Presidential Election is Monday, October 6, 2008. There are qualifications for those wishing to vote and the first is you must be registered. To registered you must be; a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old on or before November 4, 2008, a resident of the county and not have a felony conviction or been declared mentally incapacitated by a court.

Your registration is connected to your residence which determines the jurisdictions on your ballot. Certainly we are all residents of the nation and of this state but there are districts, counties and precincts within the state which have different elected officials.

If you need to make a change or you need to update your registration you must do so before the deadline. The most common of these is a change of address. Your current residence may no longer be the same as when you originally registered to vote. In this case you should update your registration information now or your opportunity to have your vote counted may be lost.

It is your responsibility, if you wish to vote, to inform the voter registrar of changes in registration information. A change to your driver’s license information is not enough if you fail to have the new information forwarded to the voter registrar. A change of address delivered to the US Postal Service is not enough if you fail to forward that information to the voter registrar.

We want every qualified individual to have the opportunity to vote in this election but “qualified” means properly registered.