How to register to vote after Oct. 18

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For people who have been voting for more than a decade, you may experience some déjà vu this election.

Paper ballots are back, but this time, with a new scanning device.

The combination was introduced in the 2016 primary elections.

Also new this year is a marking device for voters with disabilities.

These voters will use a touch screen to mark their choices, then it will print a paper.

That paper will be placed in the scanning device, just like a scantron.

If you make too many selections for one position, the device will notify you and give you the option to correct your ballot.

“I think the benefit is it’s more of a visible paper trail should there be a need to recount the election for any reason,” said Marjorie Roher, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County’s Board of Elections.  “The voters have a little bit more security with filling out the paper ballot themselves.”

If you miss tonight’s voter registration deadline, which is less than two hours away, there still is a way you can vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Residents can register and vote on the same day during the early voting period, Oct. 27 to Nov. 3.

It’s important to note that this is not available on the official Election Day, Nov. 8.

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