- Voting History
- Useful Links
Fontana Reminds Voters of Registration Deadline
On September 8, 2009
PITTSBURGH, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today reminded eligible voters that to participate in the Nov. 3 election, they must be registered by Oct. 5.
“Voting is not only a right in Pennsylvania, it’s a responsibility,” Fontana said. “I encourage all eligible residents to make their voices heard and register to vote in this upcoming election.”
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, Oct. 5. 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 provides a variety of resources including county board of elections contact information and a polling place locator.
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.