The deadline to register to vote for the November election is almost here. So don't wait.

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A quick heads-up that the deadline to register to vote in New York State for the November election is this Friday, October 12. And if you're sending an application in via the postal mail, it must be postmarked by that date and received by the board of elections no later than October 17.

If you're changing the address on your registration, the notice must be received by your county board of elections by October 17.

And if you want to change your party enrollment -- so that you can vote in a party primary, for example -- you must do that by this Friday, October 12 for primaries that are in 2019.

If you're already registered to vote, it's worth taking a quick second to check the state Board of Elections website to make sure your registration info is up to date and that you're actually registered (because stuff happens sometimes).

We're just going to put this track on repeat: Voting is one of the few ways many of us have to directly influence our governments. So learn a little bit about what's going on, show up, and vote -- each and every time. This is especially true for local elections in which a few votes can sometimes affect the outcome.

Here are a bunch of ways to register to vote in New York State.

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