Voter registration period for this year’s election almost over

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. For presidential candidates, the town hall debate is a test of stagecraft as much as substance. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet in the Sunday, Oct.9, 2016, contest, they’ll be fielding questions from undecided voters seated nearby. In an added dose of unpredictability, the format allows the candidates to move around the stage, putting them in unusually close proximity to each other. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP, File)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The deadline to register for the November election is Tuesday.

Several races will likely be decided on  November 8, including the race for president.

According to elections officials, the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is resulting in more voters registering.

“We have about 833,000 registered voters here in Franklin County,” said David Payne, Deputy Director of the Franklin County Board of Election. “Since the primary, we’ve had about 63,000 new registrants and I would say for a presidential year, that’s pretty on par, so we’re running at about what we think we’d like to see.”

The Board of Elections, located at 1700 Morse Road, will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., on Tuesday.

New registrants are required to present a valid driver’s license, or the last for digits of their social security number.

Early voting begins on Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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