New residents who wish to register to vote may do so Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm at the Office of the City Clerk, 229 Main Street. The City Clerk will also be open on Saturday, October 20th and again on Saturday, October 27th between the hours of 9 am and noon for the purpose of voter registrations. However, October 27th is the last day the City Clerk may accept voter registration applications or make corrections to the checklist prior to the State General and Special Municipal Election on November 6, 2018. New Voters will also be able to register at the polls on Election Day.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the featured speaker at a Moms Demand Action rally held at City Hall on Saturday, October 13th prior to the start of a Democratic Party canvassing effort in the city later that morning.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.
During his remarks Bloomberg said, “We’ve got to send a message to elected officials. Vote for commonsense gun laws or we will throw you out.”
Photo: Among the local candidates for State Representative who were recognized for their support and involvement in the Moms Demand Action movement in this area were Ward 1 Representative Jan Schmidt (D), second from left, and Ward 2 Representative Sue Newman (D), third from left, both of whom addressed those in attendance.