Organizers push for voter registration ahead on Election Day during National Voter Registration Day

The clock is winding down and Election Day is fast approaching.
Those who still haven’t registered to vote on Nov. 3 are in luck, for today is National Voter Registration Day.
With 42 days left to Election Day, officials are encouraging anyone who hasn’t registered yet to do so as soon as possible.
This is the ninth year National Voter Registration Day is being celebrated and the goal is just that, get people registered.
Organizers say getting people registered to vote is more important this year than ever because of COVID-19 forcing the closure of DMVs, along with many outreach programs.
Once registered, if you’re voting in person just show up on Nov. 3 and cast your ballot. If you’re voting by absentee ballot there are some deadlines you need to know about.
Oct. 27 is the last day to apply online or to postmark an application for an absentee ballot and Nov. 2 is the last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot. Nov. 3 is the last day to postmark a ballot and is the last day to deliver a ballot in person to the local board of elections or any pole site.
Residents have until Oct. 9 to register.