If you haven’t yet registered to vote or don’t think you will be able to vote by absentee ballot in your home state, the Middletown registrar of voters has extended the final registration deadline because of Hurricane Sandy. You can now register to vote in person until this Thursday at 8 p.m. This means you will have to bring a completed registration form to the Office of the Registrar before that deadline.
To register to vote if you haven’t already:
- Fill out a registration form: instructions on how to do so correctly can be found here.
- Bring it to the Registrar of Voters before 8PM this Thursday — it is located behind Main St. Mall at 245 deKoven Drive, in City Hall.
- Additional information regarding the elections from the Registrar’s website can be found here.
All those studying abroad, listen up! You can still vote in the November 2012 elections, even if you’re not in the US for this semester. You just need to get on top of your absentee ballot application ASAP. In order to help you with that, here is a message filled with great resources that Wesleying received from a fellow student last week:
Youth Vote Overseas is a site designed to inspire and assist young American voters. They offer a variety of services and voter assistance online. Students can follow them on Twitter here and “Like” them on Facebook here.
Another great resource is the Federal Voter Assistance Program, which can be found online here. The site includes links to online applications for the Federal Post Card Application as well as the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, a backup ballot available if a citizen outside the United States does not receive the regular absentee ballot from their state after having made a timely application.
For additional election-related resources, visit the “Election 2012” campaign page on NAFSA’s Connecting Our World site here.
If you need any additional help, post a comment and we will get back to you ASAP.
Want to make a difference in Middletown??
THEN GET REGISTERED TO VOTE HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011 MAYORAL ELECTIONS!
Fill out a Registration Forms in the WSA Office in Usdan by this Friday, and it will be taken to the town clerk for you! On it, put your Wesleyan address (45 Wyllys + Wesbox) as your official address. Also, if you don’t have a CT license, put the last 4 digits of your SSN (but if you don’t remember them, it’s not a big deal).
Please note: you must be 18 by November 8, 2011 and a US citizen to register. Wesleyan students will be voting at the Senior Center by Broad Street books.
For more information, email wesleyanvotes(at)gmail(dot)com.