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Want to Vote in the November Presidential Election? Register by Oct. 9, 2012

The Summit County Board of Elections offers three ways to register to vote.

There's only a few weeks to register to vote in Summit County for the upcoming . 

The Summit County Board of Elections offers three ways to register:

The Ohio voter registration deadline is Oct. 9, 2012. Snail-mail must be postmarked by that date to register in time for the November election. 

There are several locations besides the board of elections to register to vote:

  • At the offices of the
  • At any public or vocational school
  • Offices of designated agencies including:
    • The Department of Job and Family Services;
    • The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program);
    • The Department of Mental Health;
    • The Department of Developmental Disabilities;
    • The Rehabilitation Services Commission; or
    • Any state-assisted college or university that provides assistance to disabled students.

You qualify to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. If you will be 18 on or before November 8, 2011 you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but not on issues.
  • You will be a resident of Summit County for at least 30 days immediately before the election.
  • You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of the United States, this state or any other state of the United States.
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.
  • You register to vote at least 30 days before the election.

The Summit County Board of Elections is at 470 Grant St. Akron.

Gramps Pupany September 19, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Tea Party and GOP corruption starts with Romney & Ryan and lies they told us about who they'll serve and who they won't. Lies of "omission", like hidden budget cuts, are equal to lies of "commission", like telling the rich one thing and the rest of America another. They're up to his necks in The Lying Game. What they say is all part of the larger GOP strategy. Believe me, Ryan "takes direction" in order to "stay on" the Republican message. He must "sing the GOP song" to be a GOP candidate. All across the nation, millionaires are backing these liars. They want full control in order to create the final divide between rich and poor. "Us and them". Their misjudgment? A lot of that 47% they despise is part of working America; students working their way through college, single moms restarting their lives with their first job since high school and truly poor mothers, working while the kids are at school, just to buy fuel oil for this winter and food for the day. These are proud Americans. Romney has just stolen their pride, their will power and more...their dignity. Men like Romney, Ryan and Republican candidates for Congress have no place in the seats of government (at any level) making decisions for "all Americans". They only have experience with the "jet set" and their "country club" members. That's okay, if you're running for Prom Queen, but the responsibilities here are far reaching and their vision does not include all Americans, as we've just found out.
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