Today Is Deadline To Register To Vote

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Vermonters hoping to vote in next week’s presidential primary must register to vote by the end of the day.

Voters have until 5 p.m. today to register with local clerks to vote on March 6, Town Meeting Day.

Voters will be asked to choose between the Democratic and Republican ballots. The candidates seeking the Republican nomination are Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. President Barack Obama is the only candidate running on the Democratic side.

A new feature in this year’s primary is that, under an amendment to the Vermont Constitution approved by voters in 2010, 17-year-olds will be able to vote for the first time, as long as they turn 18 on or before Nov. 6, the day of the general election.

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