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Deadline for New Voter Registration is Oct. 14

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Carolyn Mehta of Scarsdale isn’t sure she’ll be headed to the polls next month for this off-year election, but she has been registered since she was 18 and thinks high schools should be telling seniors to get out and vote.

Stephen Corvalan works at All Good Things ice cream shop in Scarsdale but lives in Somers. The 21-year-old said he is registered and has been since he was 18 years old. But will he be voting in November?

“Probably not, not to lie about it,” he said Wednesday. He said he always voted in national or other major elections.

Naomi Goodman has been registered to vote since she turned 18 – the Scarsdale High graduate registered through her senior civics class, she said -  but she’s not sure she’ll be voting in the upcoming election.

“I try to always vote,” she said, adding she sometimes takes advantage of early voting. A recent move, though, means she needs to change her information and she is not sure that will be done by the Oct. 14 deadline.

Citizens who will be 18 or older on Nov. 8 and have lived at their present address for at least 30 days are eligible to vote.  First-time voters who wish to take part in the Nov. 8 elections must register in person at the Westchester County Board of Elections or at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices in White Plains, Peekskill and Yonkers by Friday. The Board of Elections can send voter registration forms to those who are unable to visit the White Plains office. Residents may download a form online or request one by calling (914) 995-5713 . Registration forms mailed into the Board of Elections must be postmarked by Friday and received by Oct. 19. Those who have been honorably discharged from the military or will become naturalized citizens after Oct. 14 have until Oct. 28 to register in person at the Board of Elections office.

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