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Deadline approaches to register to vote

 

October 3, 2006



The Allegheny County Elections Division today announced that residents who wish to vote in the November 7 General Election must be registered by Tuesday, October 10. Registered voters who have moved or changed their name or party affiliation must also notify the Elections Division by the October 10 deadline.

In order to qualify to vote, one must be a United States citizen at least one month prior to the election, a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district at least 30 days before the election, and 18 years of age on or before the day of election.

Individuals needing to register may apply in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Office of the Registration Commission in Room 609 of the County Office Building located at 542 Forbes Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. The Elections Division will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on October 10 to accept hand-delivered voter registration forms.

Registration-by-mail forms may also be used to register or to change name, address or party affiliation. These forms are available at Giant Eagle stores, Armed Service Recruitment Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, as well as many branches of the U.S. Postal Service and state, county and municipal offices. Registration-by-mail forms must be postmarked by October 10.

Once the form is completed and returned to the Elections Division, approved applicants will receive a Voter Identification Card. Registered voters are encouraged to bring their ID cards to their assigned polling locations on Election Day.

Voter registration forms and information are available by visiting the Allegheny County Elections web site at http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/elect and clicking the “How and Where to Register to Vote” link.

Allegheny County residents who have questions or would like to verify their registration status should call the Elections Division at 412-350-4510.

 

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