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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday


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The deadline for Florida residents to register to vote is Oct. 9.

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said registering to vote is an easy process.

Residents interested in registering can visit the Supervisor of Elections office at 111 SE First Ave. in Gainesville, which will be open until 8 p.m. today and Tuesday. Registration forms can be dropped off after-hours in the door’s mail slot, she said. Citizens can also register online at www.elections.alachua.fl.us.

According to Carpenter, last-minute registration in Alachua County is going well.

“It’s very busy but everything seems to be going very smoothly right now,” she said. “There’s a certain percentage who waited until the last minute, but we’ve  had over 10,000 people registered to vote since the August election, so there are a whole lot of people who haven’t waited until the last minute.”

In Marion County, residents can register online at www.votemarion.com and send filled-out, signed forms to P.O. Box 289, Ocala, Fla. 34478, according to Supervisor of Elections Dee Brown. Its office, at 981 NE 16th St. in Ocala, will be open until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Forms are also available at libraries, military recruiters’ offices and driver’s license offices, she said.

She said last-minute registration in Marion County is “really, really good,” and lots of Marion residents are taking advantage of registration before the deadline.

In Citrus County, residents can register at the Supervisor of Elections offices at 120 N. Apopka Ave. in Inverness or 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. in Crystal River, according to Susan Gill, the county’s Supervisor of Elections.

Registration forms for Citrus County are also available at the agencies on this page: www.voterfocus.com/hosting/citrus.

“We’re getting a lot of last-minute registrations,” Gill said. “Third-party groups are bringing their forms back in now and people are requesting forms, too, so they’re all getting the message.”

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