This year’s general election involves local races, with contested races taking place in several local communities including Lakewood, the town of Busti and the city of Jamestown.
Oct. 9 is also the last day for voters to change their voter affiliation for the 2016 election cycle. New York State has a closed primary system and voters must be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican Parties to votes in the Presidential Primary elections set for April 19, 2016.
A registration application submitted by mail must be postmarked by Oct. 9 and received by Oct. 14. Residents can also walk into the Board of Elections office to register until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 9.
Voters can look up their personal political party affiliation or registration status at www.votechautauqua.com or by calling the Board of Elections at 753-4580.