Friday, October 10, 2008

Voter Registration Deadline Nears For Connecticut Residents

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Tribal members wishing to vote in the Presidential election and local Connecticut municipal elections on Tuesday, November 4th, still have time to register to vote if you have not yet registered.

The State of Connecticut allows residents of towns in Connecticut to register to vote as late as 7 days before an election, if you register in person. If you mail in your application, it must be postmarked 14 days before the election.

"Your application must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election or you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election."

Residents of Montville, Connecticut can go to Room 205 (second floor) in the Montville Town Hall. The Voter Registrar office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Their phone number is 860-848-9606.

In addition to a valid I.D., such as a driver's license, you need to bring something that shows your name and address such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document.

The Mohegan Tribal Council approved a resolution in a recent meeting that lays out guidelines on which tribal government employees can leave work to vote on November 4th. Employees should see their supervisor regarding the new policy.

The voter registration form and instructions can be found at:
http://www.ct.gov/sots/LIB/sots/ElectionServices/ElectForms/electforms/ed671.pdf