If you want to register to vote in the general election this November, you're running out of time.

It seems as though everyone is getting more involved in the political process this year. The highly contentious debate over the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is just one example of how your vote can shape the future of our country.

If you live in the Hudson Valley and haven't voted in a while, you may want to make sure you're still registered. New York has an easy online voter registration tool that will quickly let you know if you're registered to vote or not.

If you discover you're not registered to vote, it's not too late. There are still several ways to make sure you're eligible to vote on November 6.

Register in person
You can register to vote at your local board of elections office or at any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act. In order to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 12. There are some extensions available for members of the military who have been honorably discharged and new citizens who have been naturalized after October 12.

Register by mail
You can download a New York State voter registration form online and mail it to the board of elections. Forms must be postmarked no later than October 12 and must be received by the board of elections by October 17.

Remember, election day is November 6. If you want to participate, make sure you know your registration status before you show up. There's nothing worse than being disappointed to find out that you're ineligible to vote.