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Friday is the last day to register to vote in this year's general election, but it's also the deadline for those wishing to participate in next year's primary elections. 

The state Board of Elections reminded New Yorkers that mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight Friday, Oct. 13, and received by the state or local board of elections no later than Wednesday, Oct. 18. 

The in-person registration deadline is Friday. Residents may register to vote at the local board of elections. In Cayuga County, the board's office is located at 157 Genesee St. in Auburn. 

Online registration is an option for those with a MyDMV account through the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The MyDMV website is

Friday is also the last day current voters may change their party enrollment to vote in the 2018 primaries. New York is a closed primary state, which means that one must be a member of a political party to participate in primary elections. 

Those who aren't registered with a political party won't be allowed to vote in the primary elections. 

For more information, call the Cayuga County Board of Elections at (315) 253-1285 or the state Board of Elections at (518) 474-1953. The state Board of Elections' website is