After 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Yorkers will put a new man in charge of the city. But only if they vote.
The deadline to register to vote in the general mayoral election next month is Oct. 11.
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New Yorkers who haven't registered to vote just a day to do so.
Here's how to register at the last minute:
- Voter registration forms,which can be found in PDF form on the Board of Electionswebsite, must be postmarked by Oct. 11 and received by Oct. 16. (The address: Board of Elections in the City of New York, 32 Broadway, 7 Fl, New York, NY 10004-1609.)
- The Board of Elections office at 32 Broadway in Manhattan will be open until midnight Friday to collect voter registrations in person.
- Anyone with a New York State-issued driver's license or identification card can register to vote online through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- New Yorkers who have recently moved should update their registrationwith their new addressso that their name will be at their new poll site.
- Those wishing to vote in next year'sparty elections, including the Democratic or Republican primary,must change their registration to include a party affiliation by Oct. 11 as well, if they aren't already registered with a party. In New York State, party affiliations cannot be changed the same year of the primary election.
- For more on how to register, or to see voter qualifications, check out the Board of Elections website.
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