Voter registration deadline approaches


If you are a reader of Commonwealth Confidential, chances are that you are political savvy and already are registered to vote.

But, we also remember what our mother told us about ASSUMING anything. So, we are sharing this public service reminder from the good people at the Pennsylvania Department of State:

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés today reminded all eligible Pennsylvanians that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 municipal election is Monday, Oct. 5.

“I encourage all eligible residents to register to vote and to take an active role in shaping the future of their communities and our state,” Cortés said. “To find registration materials and to prepare for this important municipal election, please visit the Department of State’s voter education Web site,”

The municipal election, the press release continued, will feature a variety of local and county races, as well as candidates for supreme, superior, common pleas and municipal court seats.

To be eligible 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 of 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; and
• at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.


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