Voting registration deadline looms

NORWICH – Friday, March 25 is the last day for residents of Chenango County to register to vote for the April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary.

If you are already a registered voter in Chenango County and have moved since the last election, you may request a change of address form by calling the Chenango County Board of Elections.

Prospective voters have the option of registering in person at the Board of Elections, 5 Court St., Norwich, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. of 5 p.m., including lunch hour, Monday through Friday. Any mail registration forms must be postmarked no later than March 25, 2016 and be received by the Board of Elections no later than March 30, 2016 to be eligible to vote in the April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

Please be aware that pursuant to New York State Election Law Subsection 5-304(3), any party change of enrollment request for the 2016 election year cycle must have been processed by the previous year’s date of October 9, 2015. Any party change of enrollment made by October 15, 2016 will become effective seven days after the 2016 General Election for the 2017 election year.

Therefore, if you wanted to change your political party in order to vote in that party’s 2016 Primary Election and you did not complete the necessary paperwork by October 9, 2015, you will not be eligible to vote in that party’s 2016 Primary Election.

The Board of Elections is located in the County Office Building, Norwich. If you need further information, please call 337-1760 or 337-1762.

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