Register to Vote – deadlines are approaching
The US midterm elections are rapidly approaching on November 6, 2018, and with 33 Senate seats and 435 House seats up this year, not to mention thousands of state and local seats (including thirty six state governors), it’s a vital time to make your voice heard about who represents you in government. Voting registration deadlines are also coming up very soon, although they vary by state, and in two states, Alaska and Rhode Island, they’ve already passed. The NY Times made a comprehensive list of deadlines by state: for Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, that deadline is Tuesday, October 9. Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, and Utah also have October 9 deadlines for certain kinds of registration, but extensions for others.
New York residents have until October 12 to register in person at your local board of elections or state agency (including CUNYs, SUNYs, and the DMV), or online. You can also register by mail, in which case the application must be recieved by October 17. More details here.
New Jersey residents have until October 16 to register in person or by mail. More details here.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re registered to vote, vote.org can help you find out.