BY MICHAEL CAHILL
Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, a coordinated day of action to get all Americans registered to vote. So the question is, are you registered yet?
With the general election coming up fast on November 6, the time to register is now. Consider, if you don’t vote in November, then it will be hard for people to take you seriously when you complain about the president during the next four years.
The New York State deadline to get your voter registration in is October 12. All you need to do is head on down to the Rockland County Board of Elections in New City and ask for a registration form.
Their address is: 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956.
Just make sure to bring your New York State driver’s license or bring your license number. If you don’t have a driver’s license then you’ll need to know your Social Security Number, and if you don’t have one of those then you’re out of luck for this election.
Registering to vote doesn’t take more than five minutes. If you’d like extra help getting registered, the Board of Elections will hold local registration events on their office on Monday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Here is a list of other places you can pick up forms to vote:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
City Universities of New York(CUNY)
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Department of Health – WIC Program
Department of Labor
Department of Social Services
Department of State
Division of Veterans’ Affairs
Military Recruiting Offices
Office for the Aging
Office of Mental Health
Office For People With Developmental Disabilities
State Universities of New York(SUNY)
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Workers’ Compensation Board
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12 and received by a board of elections no later than October 17 to be eligible to vote in the General Election. October 30 is the last day to postmark an application for an absentee ballot.