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Oct. 6 is registration deadline

Those wishing to have a say in this year’s presidential election have until Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote.
Registration applications must either be in the Pulaski County Registrar’s office or be postmarked by Oct. 6 to be eligible to participate in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election.
Those needing to vote by absentee ballot this election will need to either mail in their applications by Oct. 28 or apply in person by Nov. 1.
Although Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama and Republican Party candidate John McCain have garnered most of the media attention in the presidential election this year, voters may be surprised to find out there actually are six candidates on their ballot who are running for president.
Consumer activist Ralph Nader is seeking the presidency as an independent candidate, Chuck Baldwin represents the Independent Green Party, Bob Barr is running as a Libertarian, and Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party candidate.
Vice presidential candidates are Joe Biden (Obama), Sarah Palin (McCain), Darrell L. Castle (Baldwin), Wayne A. Root (Barr), Rosa Clemente (McKinney).
Other races that will appear on this November’s ballot include U.S. Senate and an uncontested race for Ninth District Representative.
Candidates seeking to succeed Sen. John Warner, who will retire this year, include two former Virginia governors — Republican James S. “Jim” Gilmore III and Democrat Mark R. Warner. Other Senate candidates are Glenda Gail Parker for the Independent Green Party and Libertarian William B. Redpath.
Ninth District Congressman Rick C. Boucher is not being challenged in this year’s race.
Pulaski County voters in the Robinson and Massie districts, who do not live within the Pulaski town limits, also will find a referendum question on their ballot. The liquor-by-the-drink referendum will ask whether the sale of mixed alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in each of those districts.
The Town of Pulaski and all other districts, except Ingles, already have liquor-by-the-drink.
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce representatives tried to get the referendum on the ballot in the Ingles District this November.
However, they were unable to collect enough signatures (10 percent of the registered voters in the district) by the filing deadline.
You may contact Melinda Williams at melinda@southwesttimes.com

Oct. 6 is registration deadline

Those wishing to have a say in this year’s presidential election have until Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote.
Registration applications must either be in the Pulaski County Registrar’s office or be postmarked by Oct. 6 to be eligible to participate in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election.
Those needing to vote by absentee ballot this election will need to either mail in their applications by Oct. 28 or apply in person by Nov. 1.
Although Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama and Republican Party candidate John McCain have garnered most of the media attention in the presidential election this year, voters may be surprised to find out there actually are six candidates on their ballot who are running for president.
Consumer activist Ralph Nader is seeking the presidency as an independent candidate, Chuck Baldwin represents the Independent Green Party, Bob Barr is running as a Libertarian, and Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party candidate.
Vice presidential candidates are Joe Biden (Obama), Sarah Palin (McCain), Darrell L. Castle (Baldwin), Wayne A. Root (Barr), Rosa Clemente (McKinney).
Other races that will appear on this November’s ballot include U.S. Senate and an uncontested race for Ninth District Representative.
Candidates seeking to succeed Sen. John Warner, who will retire this year, include two former Virginia governors — Republican James S. “Jim” Gilmore III and Democrat Mark R. Warner. Other Senate candidates are Glenda Gail Parker for the Independent Green Party and Libertarian William B. Redpath.
Ninth District Congressman Rick C. Boucher is not being challenged in this year’s race.
Pulaski County voters in the Robinson and Massie districts, who do not live within the Pulaski town limits, also will find a referendum question on their ballot. The liquor-by-the-drink referendum will ask whether the sale of mixed alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in each of those districts.
The Town of Pulaski and all other districts, except Ingles, already have liquor-by-the-drink.
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce representatives tried to get the referendum on the ballot in the Ingles District this November.
However, they were unable to collect enough signatures (10 percent of the registered voters in the district) by the filing deadline.
You may contact Melinda Williams at melinda@southwesttimes.com