YORK – Today, Friday, Oct. 26, marks two important deadlines.

People who want to register to vote, in order to participate in the General Election, have to do so today.

The York County Clerk’s office will be open until 6 p.m., one hour later than usual, to accommodate all those who still need to do so.

Also, if someone wants to be a write-in candidate, they have to declare their intention today as well.

York County Clerk Kelly Turner says yes, there is still time to file an affidavit to be a write-in candidate.

“The person has to come to our office and fill out an affidavit,” she explained. “That person’s name will not appear on the ballot, but they can still go out and campaign as a write-in candidate if they choose.”

The purpose of filling out the affidavit is to alert election staff to a specific name to look for and count among the write-in votes for a certain race.

With the filing of the affidavit, the write-in candidate has the potential of winning a seat if he or she garners more votes than the candidates on the ballot.

“But they have to file the affidavit with the clerk’s office in order for that to be a possibility,” Turner reiterated.

The county clerk’s office is located on the main floor of the York County Courthouse.

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