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Want to vote in this year’s presidential race or change parties? You have until Friday to sign up

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The never-ending (and often emotionally exhausting) presidential race is finally nearing the finish line, and if you aren’t already registered to vote in it, you have until tomorrow to sign up.

Oct. 14 is the deadline in New York City to register to participate in the Nov. 8 general election, headlined (of course) by the presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. There’s also a number of third-party candidates on the ballot for those of you who don’t want to vote for either of them.

 

If you’re already registered to vote, you don’t need to worry about tomorrow’s deadline. But if you’re fed up with your political party, you have until tomorrow to change your party affiliation in order to be eligible to participate in primary contests in 2017. Next year’s election focuses on local races including the offices of mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and all 51 City Council seats.

This year’s presidential slugfest may lead the ballot, but there are plenty of other races to be decided on Nov. 8. New York voters will choose a U.S. senator, as incumbent Charles Schumer is seeking another term in office against Republican challenger Wendy Long. All Congressional seats are also up for grabs, as are seats in the Assembly and State Senate.

Queens voters will also choose seven individuals from a field of eight candidates seeking seats on the 11th Judicial District of the New York State Supreme Court.

Click here to download a voter registration application, which is available in 16 different languages. You’ll need to download, print and mail the applications, which must be postmarked by no later than Friday, Oct. 14.

The polls are open on Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 212-VOTE-NYC.

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