Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
The Manhasset SCA has launched a voter registration drive in an effort to register all eligible Manhasset residents and increase voter participation.
Local statistics show that only 75 percent of those eligible to vote are registered and, of those that are registered to vote, very few actually go to the polls. Historically, 90 percent of registered Manhasset residents, 40 years and under, do not vote. The SCA would like to encourage everyone to have their voice be heard through their vote.
Are you registered to vote? If not, you can:
• Download a New York State Voter Registration Form from the Nassau County Board of Elections website: www.co.nassau.ny.us/boe.
• Pick up a form at the Town Clerk’s Office at 200 Plandome Road, Manhasset.
• Register in person at the Nassau County Board of Elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
• Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
Mail your completed form to Nassau County Board of Elections, 240 Old Country Road (5th Fl), Mineola, NY 11501-480. Your mailed registration must be received by the Nassau County Board of Elections no later than May 10 in order to be eligible to vote for the school budget on May 21.
If you prefer, you can register in person between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on days when school is in session at the district clerk’s office, located on the second floor of the Manhasset Secondary School. Please bring your ID and at least 3 pieces of proof of residency such as utility bills, a deed, a current mortgage statement or a copy of your lease. The last day to register to vote in person is May 16. Please note that registering in person will only entitle you to vote in school elections; in order to be registered to vote in federal, state and county elections, registration must be done by mail.
If you cannot register during business hours on schools days, there will be an additional opportunity to register in person: Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register at this time only at the Office of Community Relations (Room 210) at the Manhasset Secondary School in the main hall of the high school. Please bring the proof of residency documents listed above.
Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, May 21 at the Manhasset Secondary School gym between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Submitted by Manhasset SCA