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First Time White Plains Voters Must Register by Friday

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains residents who are mulling voting in the Nov. 8 elections have until Friday to register to vote.

Vibha Dogra, 36, is already registered and is looking forward to cast her ballot.

“I did vote in the presidential election, so I’m registered,” said Dogra. “I think it’s really important if I want things to change, I should vote.”

Dogra said candidates competing for four Common Council seats and the county legislator position that represents White Plains and Scarsdale would earn her vote if they offered parking solutions and supported socially-oriented development.

“We have so many buildings and parking lots. More social places, like maybe a nursing home, would be helpful for the residents,” said Dogra after visiting the Target at the City Center. “We live in walking distance from here, but if we didn’t, I would probably go to Central Avenue because the parking here is too expensive.”

White Plains residents who will be American citizens, 18 or older, and have lived at their present address for at least 30 days on Nov. 8 are eligible to vote.

Unregistered residents who wish to vote in the Nov. 8 elections must register in person at the Westchester County Board of Elections or at the Department of Motor Vehicles offices in White Plains, Peekskill and Yonkers by Friday.

The Board of Elections can send voter registration forms to those who are unable to visit the White Plains office. Residents may download a form online or request one by calling (914) 995-5713.

Registration forms mailed into the Board of Elections must be postmarked by Friday and received by Oct. 19.

Those who have been honorably discharged from the military or will become naturalized citizens after Oct. 14 have until Oct. 28 to register in person at the Board of Elections office.

So far, 30,409 people have registered to vote in White Plains , 15,446 with the Democratic Party, 6,891 with the Republican Party, 241 with the Conservative Party, 48 with the Working Families Party, 1,176 with the Independence Party of America, and 36 with the Green Party.

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