SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — September 20 marks National Voter Registration Day, and with less than 50 days to go until the midterm elections, local organizations are helping people across the region register to vote. This year could be particularly confusing for voters because of redistricting.
If your district changed, you may see different candidates on the ballot. That’s why the League of Women Voters was in Saratoga County with registration forms and information about different resources providing election information.
Linda McKenney was at the Saratoga YMCA helping people register. She said that it is essential for people to register and vote in midterm elections, because the ballot is mainly filled with local races. “It’s critically important to vote in local elections because the people who are in positions locally have much more of an impact on your everyday life than someone at a presidential level so it’s important,” she said.
The deadline to register to vote in the November election is October 14. More information on registering is available on the New York State Board of Elections website.