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Deadline nears to register for coming election


September 29, 2009

Eligible voters who want to participate in the November 3 election must be registered by October 5.

Applications must be postmarked or personally delivered to the applicant's county board of elections no later than Monday, Oct. 5. 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, 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.


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