HARRISBURG, October 2, 2008 – – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana is reminding eligible Pennsylvanians that Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election.
“In November, citizens will have an opportunity to cast their ballot on an historical presidential race, key Congressional and state government races, and a ballot question on water and sewer infrastructure investment. I urge all eligible citizens to make their vote count this year,” Fontana said. “That being said, people need to understand that you cannot vote if you are not registered.”
Voter registration and absentee ballot applications are available on Fontana’s Web site, www.senatorfontana.com. Applications must be postmarked or personally delivered to the applicant’s county board of elections no later than this Monday, October 6. Fontana said applicants should contact their county board of elections if they do not receive confirmation of their registration within 14 days of sending the application.
Printable voter registration and absentee ballot applications are also available at the Department of State’s voter education Web site, www.VotesPA.com. The site also provides resources including county board of elections contact information, a polling place locator, voting systems demonstration videos, absentee ballot information and a sign-up for election-related text message reminders.
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 the election district in which you wish 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.