Deadline for voter registration Oct. 9

Decision 2012 is just 49 days away, and there are some important dates you need to be aware of.

Monday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote, and Oct. 30 is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot.

The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To be eligible to vote, you can't be serving a sentence or be on parole for a felony, and you must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day and a U.S. citizen.

If you choose to register online, keep an eye on your mailbox. The clerk will send you an information card about 20 days after you've registered.

To register or check your registration status, log on to You can find a link under Related Links below.

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