Register to vote by Friday, October 12

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Are you registered to vote in New York State? If not, you have until Friday, October 12 to make sure you're registered to vote in the general election on November 6.

Voters can register in person at their county board of elections, at a Department of Motor Vehicles office, or a state agency-based voter registration center (click here for a list of agencies that accept voter registrations).

Or, if you like, you can mail your voter registration form (embedded below) to your county board of elections: Just make sure it's postmarked by October 12. Forms must be received by October 17 in order to be valid.

This year, if you have a New York State driver's license or state-issued photo ID, there's a new option: Register online through the MyDMV website. The new initiative has been hailed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office as a way to cut costs, boost accuracy, and increase voters' access to the system -- though it's already running into issues with the quality of digitally-scanned signatures, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reports.

Addresses and phone numbers for local county boards of elections:

Delaware County Board of Elections
3 Gallant Avenue
Delhi, New York  13753-1095
(607) 746-2315

Greene County Board of Elections
411 Main St.
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 719-3550

Schoharie County Board of Elections
County Office Building, Room 300
284 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157
(518) 295-8326

Sullivan County Board of Elections
100 North Street
PO Box 5012
Monticello, New York 12701
(845) 807-0400

Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 334-5470

Below: New York State voter registration form.

Vote Form