Today is the last day for voter registration for 2020 Election

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Unless you're planning to one-stop early vote:

Applications received after 5 p.m. Friday will be timely if postmarked on or before Oct. 9. If a postmark is missing or unclear, an application will be processed if it’s received no later than 20 days before the election. Otherwise, the application won’t be processed until after the election.

Faxed or emailed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, and hard copies must be delivered to the Board of Elections by 20 days before the election.

Understand, if you have moved since you last registered to vote, even if you're still in the same voting precinct, your registration is no longer valid and must be updated. You can check your voter registration status right here just to make sure. If you miss today's deadline, you can register and vote the same day at an early voting site. But you will need to provide proof of residence when doing so. Here are some other qualifications to consider:

To register, a voter must:

• Be a U.S. citizen;

• Live in the county of his/her registration, and have lived there for at least 30 days before the election;

• Be at least 18 years old by the election; and

• Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision.

If you're going to early vote, I highly recommend you do so early in the process. If not Oct. 15, very soon after.

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