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Sept. 29, 2006

Voter Registration Deadline for General Election Is Oct. 13

The Oswego County Board of Elections is reminding people who wish to vote in the Nov. 7 General Election that they need to register to vote if they havenít already done so.

Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General, U.S. Senate, and all Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly seats will be on the ballot this year, as well as candidates for State Supreme Court and several local elected positions.

Elections Commissioner Donald Wart and William Scriber announced the following voter registration deadlines:

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight Friday, Oct. 13, and be received by the Board of Elections no later than Oct. 18 to be valid for the upcoming election. Residents may register in person at the County Board of Elections, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

People who have moved from one county to another need to re-register from their new address. Registered voters who have moved within Oswego County should notify the Board of Elections in writing of their move no later than Oct. 18 so that the change may be processed and entered into the records in time for the Nov. 7 election.

Residents who have been honorably discharged from the military, or who become naturalized citizens after Oct. 13, may register in person at the Board of Elections until Oct. 27.

Voter registration forms are also available on the Oswego County Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/election/pdfpage.html,as well as at many post offices, libraries, and state agency offices. All new voters registering by mail must provide a copy of their driverís license or Social Security card if they donít have a driverís license.

For more information on registering to vote, call the Board of Elections at 349-8350 or 349-8351, or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8350 or 8351.

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