Tuesday October 16, 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 17, is the last day to register to vote and to change your name or address in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

In Pittsfield, the Registrar of Voters’ Office, located in City Hall, is open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to accommodate anyone wishing to register or to make changes to their voter status.

Elsewhere in the county, city and town halls will also be open until 8 p.m. for voter registration.

Absentee ballots are now available. A person is eligible to vote by absentee ballot if they are a registered voter and will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because they’ll be out of town, they can’t vote in person because of a physical disability, or a religious belief. The deadline to accept absentee ballot applications is noon on Monday, Nov. 5. Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.