2016 voter registration deadline one week away: what you need to know

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohioans have just one week left to register to vote for the general election.

You have until Tuesday, October 11, to apply for a new voter registration or make changes to your existing one, if you want to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Montgomery County Board of Elections said those who haven’t registered yet can still do so by printing a voter registration form online or obtaining a copy from your county elections office, public libraries or other state agencies.  Young voters turning 18 any time before or on Election Day can register this year.  Online voter registration will not be in effect until next year, so you still need to register in person in Ohio.

“We’re seeing like with usually do during presidential, lot of folks registering to vote.  Lots of agencies getting their folks out to vote and trying to get those last minute registrations in and we’re seeing an uptick of people trying to get their voter registrations in and we encourage that,” Director Montgomery County Board of Elections, Jan Kelly said.

Inactive voters, who have not participated in the last two federal elections, have moved out of the area, married and changed their last name or have been charge with a felony may have been purged from the system previous.  Board of Election officials encourage those voters to confirm their registration status before the registration deadline.

According to Kelly, voters can expect to receive their voter registration confirmation card within two weeks after submitting.

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