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October 9, 2012

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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

VoteVOTER REGISTRATION ENDS AT MIDNIGHT

The deadline to register to vote is fast approaching. After midnight, voter registration will end.

Those who should get registered include:

  • People who have never voted
  • People who have moved to Pennsylvania from another state
  • People in Pennsylvania who have moved to a new address
  • People who expect to reach age 18 by election day, November 6

Voter Registration Forms are available on my website www.senatorhughes.com or visit www.votespa.com. Individuals can also call 1-877-VOTESPA (868-3772).

 

Voter Registration Requirements

Are You Eligible to Vote?

Vote PA VotePA To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

Once you have registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation.

How to Register

In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies. Below you will find information about how to register, as well as links to voting registration forms and applications.

Register to Vote in Person

You can register to vote at a County Voter Registration Office or other designated sites.

Register to Vote by Mail

You can register to vote by mail in two ways:

  • Get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.

  • Download the Voter Registration Application. Print, complete, sign and deliver to your County Voter Registration Office by mail or in person.

Register to Vote at PennDOT

You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.

Register to Vote at Government Agencies

In addition to PennDOT, you can register to vote at many other state government offices, including:

  • State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
  • Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
  • County Clerk of Orphans' Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Centers for Independent Living
  • County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
  • Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
  • Offices of Special Education
  • DA Complementary Paratransit offices

Voter Registration Forms

Below are links to different voter registration forms and applications.

  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Application Form (PDF): Use this form to register to vote by mail. Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Application Forms must be completed and submitted to your County Voter Registration Office.

  • Voter-registration forms are also available at public libraries, state liquor stores, post offices, and many government offices. The forms must be filled out and postmarked by midnight TODAY to be valid for the November election.

  • Request Voter Registration Mail Application(s): To request that Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications be sent to you, please provide your full name and mailing address via the following link: ST-VOTERREG@pa.gov. Remember to indicate the number of voter registration forms that you require. To request multiple Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications for voter registration drives, please call 1-800-552-VOTE.

With the deadline fast approaching, those wishing to register should do so in-person or drop-off their registration forms at:

Philadelphia County

The contact information for your county's election and voter registration officials is below.

  • Contact Elections for questions related to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information.
  • Contact Voter Registration to confirm if you are registered to vote, how to register and other questions related to voter registration.
Election
Mr. Carmelo Seminara
Acting Supervisor of Elections
Philadelphia County Board of Elections
Rm. 142
City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-3469
Voter Registration
Mr. Greg Irving
Acting Voter Registration Administrator
520 N Delaware Ave
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 686-1591
http://www.phillyelection.com/

Montgomery County

The contact information for your county's election and voter registration officials is below.

  • Contact Elections for questions related to your polling place, when or where an election will be held and other election-related information.

  • Contact Voter Registration to confirm if you are registered to vote, how to register and other questions related to voter registration.
Election
Mr. Joseph R. Passarella
Director
Montgomery County Election Board
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
(610) 278-3275
voters@montcopa.org
Voter Registration
Mr. Joseph R. Passarella
Director
Montgomery County Voter Svc
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
(610) 278-3280
voters@montcopa.org
http://www2.montcopa.org/montco/site/default.asp


The City Commissioners' office plans to remain open until midnight to accommodate any last minute registrations at their office at Delaware Avenue and Spring Garden Street.

Those who want to check their registration status can go to www.votespa.com and click on “Register to Vote” and “Confirm Your Registration.” You will be asked to provide your first and last names, as well as your date of birth.

Because thousands of applications are being processed, county election boards are also willing to look up the status of voters who telephone.

Philadelphia: 215-686-1500 or -1590.
Bucks County: 215-348-6154, or www.buckscounty.org.
Chester County: 610-344-6410.
Delaware County: 610-891-4659.
Montgomery County: 610-278-3275, or www.montcopa.org.

You can find out more specifics about how to vote and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).


Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

www.senatorhughes.com

 

DISTRICT OFFICE
4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

HARRISBURG OFFICE
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579