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vote - 2018 voter registration deadline

The last date to register to vote in New York is Oct. 12 if you want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

The New York State Board of Elections is warning the public of a scam.

The board said New York residents should be aware that scammers are contacting people with phone calls and text messages seeking personal information under the guise of voter registration, a press release stated.

Calls have been reported in Chemung and Steuben Counties, so far originating from the area code 607.

New York state does not allow voter registration by phone.

The Board of Elections recommends not responding to calls or texts offering voter registration over the phone and not providing any personal information over the phone or by text.

Residents can find out if they are registered to vote by visiting voterlookup.elections.ny.gov. To register to vote, visit elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html#VoteRegForm to print out and complete a voter registration form.

Friday, Oct. 12, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Voter registration can be submitted at your local Board of Elections or put it in the mail no later than Oct. 12.

For additional information, contact John Conklin or Cheryl Couser in the Public Information Office at the New York State Board of Elections at (518) 474-1953 or visit INFO@elections.ny.gov.

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