Last-Minute Voter Registration in Binghamton
Broome County residents who want to vote in the November 6 election have one final opportunity to register, if they haven't already done so.
The Broome County Board of Elections office will be open Saturday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. for in-person voter registration. The office is on the second floor of the Broome County Office Building on Hawley Street in downtown Binghamton.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday, deputy election commissioner Karen Davis said Saturday is a statewide voter registration day.
Election board offices across New York will be open Saturday. Office hours will vary.
At the Broome County office, Davis said registrations "are coming in by the hundreds."
Davis said more people register to vote during presidential election years.
The deputy commissioner estimated between 2,000 and 2,500 Binghamton University students have submitted registrations forms.
Davis said the number of university registrations may be higher than in the past because of an on-campus competition set up to encourage each dorm to register students. She said, "they're doing really well, I have to give them credit."
Davis said she hoped all the students who've registered will turn out to vote on Election Day.
About 114,000 people now are registered to vote in Broome County for the upcoming election.