GCC hosts voter registration drive today

GREENFIELD — With exactly two weeks left to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election, Greenfield Community College will host a voter registration drive on campus today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room C216.

“It’s really important to get students, faculty and staff involved in the community and this is one of the most obvious ways to do it,” said Missy Eich-Richardson, coordinator of student life. “So many people aren’t registered to vote, they put it off. Our goal was to bring it to them ... this location is convenient.”

Voters must register for the election with their hometown by Oct. 17. Forms can be mailed to a person’s local town hall office or filled out in person at that office. Registration is essential if it’s the first time a person will be voting in that town.

Greenfield Town Clerk Maureen Winseck and Assistant Town Clerk Deborah Tuttle will attend the drive and collect Greenfield forms. GCC will mail all forms for outside Greenfield to the appropriate town hall.

When registering, voters are asked to fill out their name, address, date of birth and either their driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

A voter can check his or her registration status by contacting the local town clerk’s office. Tuttle advised that people who are unsure of their status should check soon.

Eich-Richardson said that even after the drive today, registration forms will be available for pickup in C216 for the next week.

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