On National Voter Registration Day Steuben County emphasizes importance of voting
ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- Tuesday, marks National Voter Registration Day. Steuben County Board of Elections said that it's important for voters to register but even more so for them to get out there and cast their ballot.
“Every election is important, and every vote definitely makes a difference," said Vicky Olin, Republican Commissioner for Steuben County Board of Elections, adding "I know a lot of think their vote doesn’t count but it really does."
The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 14 and early voting starts on Oct. 29 and runs through Nov. 6. Most polling locations will be open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
If there are any issues with an application, the individual will be notified by their local county.
Olin said that a lot of elections are won or lost by only two votes and with November coming up soon, it's important for voters to have their voices heard.
“If you have a candidate out there that you want to support, don’t expect (someone) else to make sure they get voted in. You need to get out to the polls and vote,” she said.
For more information on voter registration, you can visit the New York DMV website.