County kicks off voter registration initiative, events
County officials Tuesday morning took the wraps off of revved up efforts to sign up new voters.
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and elections commissioners Rose Marie Grimaldi and Russell J. Stewart introduced the initiative that kicks off Thursday with voter registration events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in Rome and Utica.
For the Rome area, in-person registration can be done on Thursday at Rome City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., and the YMCA of the Greater Tri Valley, 301 W. Bloomfield St.
In Utica, the locations are County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica City Hall, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, 1100 Miller St., and Utica Community Health Center, 1600 Oneida St.
County election officials and volunteers from the League of Women Voters Utica-Rome will be available at sites with registration forms for prospective registrants to fill out.
Mail-in forms also are available at places like state departments and agencies, and offices of municipal clerks. Additionally, the form can be printed from the county Board of Elections’ website, www.ocgov.net/election.
“As commissioners it is not only our responsibility to conduct fair and impartial elections, but to reach out into the community to promote and encourage voter registration and participation,” the commissioners said in a statement. “With the city, towns and village clerks having registration forms at their offices and the ability to download a registration form from the board’s website, we want residents to know that registering to vote is an easy process and that our office is available to offer assistance in any way that we can.”
This year’s county election cycle begins with a Republican primary for Congress in the 22nd District on June 24.
There were 125,819 active registered voters as of April 1, according to numbers compiled by the state Board of Elections. There were 128,285 active ones in 2010.
Turnout on election days falls well below the total number of potential voters.
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