The League of Women Voters has been helping register people to vote at the Monroe County Public Library ahead of the state’s October 9 registration deadline.
Volunteers with the League have staffed a table at the library since mid-July, helping prospective voters find the right forms, and answer a variety of questions about precincts, ballots and ID requirements.
Everett Sherwood says watching the presidential debate last night reminded him he wanted to register.
“Everyone else has been asking me if I’ve signed up to vote, and now I have,” he says.
League of Women Voters Volunteer Linda Shanks says people can register online and save themselves some paperwork.
“But sometimes it’s nice to talk to a person,” she said. “Sometimes it’s nice to have the validation of this is what you’re doing, and, and I tell people thank you for participating in the democratic process.”
Shanks says she expects to see more people come out to register as the deadline gets closer. By the time the vice presidential debate is held on Thursday, October 11, voter registration will be closed.