Sunday, September 19, 2004

Here's how and where to register to vote

The Enquirer

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Oct. 4.

The secretary of state's office, which administers elections in the state, offers some basic information about registration:

• You can register to vote by filling out a brief form, giving your intent to register, your name, birth date, citizenship status, age, current address and signature.

• Once you register to vote and vote in at least one general election in four years and - if you so choose - in a primary or special election, you never have to register again. You must keep your registration accurately updated for changes, such as a move or a name change.

• You may register at any approved registration site in Ohio, but you must vote in the county and precinct where you reside.

• You must be 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.

• You can register to vote at the following locations.

• The office of the Secretary of State of Ohio, or the Secretary of State Client Services Center, 30 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

• The local board of elections office in your county.

• Any Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or BMV registrar.

• Any public or vocational school.

• Public libraries.

• Your county treasurer's office.

Contact your county board of elections for information specific to your situation.

Butler County: or phone 887-3700

Clermont County: or phone 732-7275

Hamilton County: or phone 632-7000

Warren County: or phone 925-1358

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