VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING — The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11. To find out if you are registered to vote, visit wcmess.com/registered. You can also call the local voter registration office at 940-626-4453. The November ballot includes state-wide races such as governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general and local propositions in Paradise, New Fairview, Slidell and Wise County Emergency Services District No. 1 in the Boyd area. For those who have previously requested a ballot by mail, those ballots should arrive next week, according to Elections Administrator Sabra Srader. The deadline to request a mail ballot is Oct. 28.