MAYVILLE - Chautauqua County Board of Elections Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram today reminded voters that this Friday, Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote in person or by mail for the Nov. 5, 2013 General Election.
Voters can find voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications on line at www.votechautauqua.com and at the Board of Elections, 7 North Erie St., Mayville.
Citizens will also find voter registration forms at all U.S. Post Offices, libraries and town, city or village halls in the county.
Voter registrations must be hand delivered to the board or sent by mail and postmarked by Friday and received in Mayville by Oct. 16.
Absentee ballots are also now available for all voters at the Board of Elections in Mayville until 5 p.m. Nov. 4. The elections office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Columbus Day and it will be open extended hours for absentee ballot voting 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays Oct. 26, Nov. 2; until 7 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 22 and 29; and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 23 and 30. (The Mayville DMV office is also open until 6 p.m. Wednesdays.)
Absentee ballot applications are available at www.votechautauqua.com or by calling 753-4580 and can be mailed to the Board of Elections with a postmark on or before Oct. 29. After Oct. 29, voters must apply for absentee ballots at the Mayville office in person or by using a friend, relative or agent to hand carry a signed application to Mayville for ballot issue.
To vote by absentee in New York state, voters must be out of the county on Election Day or physically unable to go the polls due to a permanent or temporary condition. Care givers for voters who are physically unable to go to the polls are also eligible to vote by absentee ballot.
Voters will find their personal voter registration information by lookup at www.votechautauqua.com. Green and Abram expect nearly 2,000 voters to cast absentee ballots this election.