Eyewitness News partners for voter registration town hall meeting in Midtown

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The November 8th election is just weeks away, and for those who have not yet registered to vote, there is still time.

Eyewitness News was one of the partners for a Town Hall event Wednesday night to help people get registered, or simply ask questions about the process with a panel of experts.

The event, sponsored by ABC7 and Univision, was held in the Shiva Gallery at John Jay College, on Eleventh Avenue between 58th and 59th Street.

There were sample ballots and a voting machine for those who may have never gone through the process before.

In New York, the deadline to register is October 14th.

The presidential election has attracted much of the attention, but officials on hand wanted to stress the importance of all elections.

Officials say there are three main qualifications to become a voter. You must be 18-years-old, be a United States Citizen, be a resident of the county you are residing in for more than 30 days. They also say you cannot be serving a sentence or parole for a felony conviction, and that you must not be registered to vote in any other state.
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