The last day for New York residents to register for the Nov. 8 general election is Friday, Oct. 14. Last-minute registration will be held at the Board of Elections office in Carmel from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. These are also the last days to change party affiliations.
To register by mail, download a form at putnamboe.com or call 845-808-1300 to have one sent to you and mail it to the Board of Elections, 25 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512. The form must be postmarked by Oct. 14 and received by Oct. 19. File a new registration if you have moved within the county since the last election.
To register in Dutchess County, download a form from dutchesselections.com and mail it to the Board of Elections, 47 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Call 845-486-2473 for more information.
To register to vote, you must be 18 years old by the end of the year. For registered voters, the last day to postmark an application for an absentee ballot is Nov. 1, and the final day to apply in person is Nov. 7.