Oct. 9 last day to register for November election

Melissa Crowe By Melissa Crowe

Sept. 29, 2012 at 4:29 a.m.

To have a say in the Nov. 6 presidential election, voters have until Oct. 9 to register.

Election Administrator George Matthews said while his office can mail applications, the surest way to register is in person.

"We can and will mail an application, but it may get caught in the mail," Matthews said. "It has to be postmarked by Oct. 9."

If the application is postmarked Oct. 10, his office will accept it, but it will not be applicable for the November election.

"If you want to participate in the election, you must be registered," Matthews said. "You wouldn't want to miss out on this election just because you mailed it a day late."

Filling out the application in person takes less than five minutes, Matthews said, and can easily be completed during a lunch break.

The form is also available online at the secretary of state's website to be filled out and mailed.

Residents who are unsure whether they are registered can call the election office to verify whether they are.

According to information from the secretary of state, whether you voted or not in the primary, you may vote for anyone you choose in November.

"It's a very important election," Matthews said. "You must be registered to vote."



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