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Voter registration deadline approaches for Nov. 3 municipal elections

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The secretary of the state’s office is reminding people that they have a week left to register before Election Day.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said the deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 27 to be eligible to vote on Nov. 3.

“Registering to vote is much easier now that any adult citizen with a valid driver’s license or other [Department of Motor Vehicles] identification can go online and within minutes sign up for the elections – I encourage all eligible voters to take that step,” she said.

Voters have a few ways to register, according to Merrill.

They can fill out a registration form and mail it by Oct. 27.

They can also register to vote in person at a local registrar’s office. This must be done by 8 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Absentee ballots are also available from town clerk’s offices until Nov. 2.

“Municipal elections this Nov. 3 represent a real chance for the voters to make their voices heard on the crucial budget and educational issues facing many towns in Connecticut,” Merrill said. “Choosing municipal leaders is one of the most important civic responsibilities, so I urge anyone who wants a say in the future direction of their community to register to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 27.”

Polls open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 3 and close at 8 p.m.

More information can be found here.

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