If you are not registered to vote in the upcoming Nov. 7 general election, Friday will be the last chance to do so.

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked and sent by 11:59 p.m. Friday and received by the State Board of Elections no later than Wednesday, Oct. 18.

"Voting is essential to democracy, and we urge all New Yorkers to register to vote and make their voices heard," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news release. "With more ways to register to vote than ever before, I encourage everyone to ensure your information is up to date so you can participate in the election."

Local offices, along with State Supreme Court candidates and three statewide propositions, will be on the ballot this year.

Residents who have moved to a new county within the state are reminded that they must re-register from their new address. Those who are currently registered and moved within the same county should notify their county board of elections of their move no later than Wednesday.

Residents who want to register in person may do so at their county boards of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state.

For a voter registration form or more federal and state information, visit www.elections.ny.gov. You can also register online through the Department of Motor Vehicles at their MyDMV site.