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Deadline Today to Vote in Pennsylvania’s May Primary

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell is reminding residents that today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s May 18 primary election. In the primary, voters cast ballots for candidates for a variety of offices, including governor, lieutenant governor, state senator and representative, and U.S. senator and U.S. representative.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes said, “I would like to remind everyone who has moved since they last voted to apply for registration using their new address.

Individuals applying to register to vote for the May 19 primary must be:

A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the primary;

A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the primary; and
At least 18 years of age on or before the primary.

According to the state of Pennsylvania’s website, residents may apply in person at a county voter registration office; the state department of Public Welfare or Health; PennDOT photo and driver license centers; Armed Forces recruitment centers; county clerk of orphan’s courts or marriage license centers; area agencies on aging; county mental health and mental retardation offices; student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education; offices of special education in high schools; and Americans with Disabilites Act-mandated complimentary paratransit providers.

The Department of the State’s voter education website, VotesPA.com, allows voters to check their voter registration status, download a voter registration form, and obtain directions to their polling place. The site also includes tips for first-time voters and members of the armed services, and instructions on how to cast a ballot.

The law offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates want you to do your part and get registered to vote!