Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth Urges All Registered Voters to Cast Ballots in Nov. 5 Municipal Election

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today urged all registered voters to cast a ballot in the Nov. 5 Municipal Election.

In the Municipal Election, voters will cast ballots on whether to retain two state Supreme Court Justices, as well as whether to retain two judges of the state Superior Court and elect a new member of the state Superior Court. 

Voters will also choose judges of the Court of Common Pleas in counties across the state, along with filling important county and municipal offices, such as district attorney, coroner, mayor, city and borough council, township commissioner and supervisor, and school board members. 

"There are many important offices on the ballot this fall, and I encourage everyone legally entitled to vote to cast a ballot," Aichele said. "People we elect this fall will preside over our local courts, prosecute those who commit crimes and decide the level of police and fire protection in our neighborhoods, play important roles in the education our children receive in our neighborhood schools, and set the municipal and school property tax rates we pay," Aichele said.

The requirement to produce photo ID at the polls is not in effect at this time. Voters in this fall's election will be asked to show photo identification, but a photo ID will not be required to vote. Voters who are voting for the first time in a polling place will be required to present a form of identification as required by the law as it existed before the Voter ID law.

Any voter who does not have a photo ID can get one free of charge at any PennDOT Driver License Center, even if he or she was unable to get one in the past. Free IDs include the Department of State Voter ID, which is available by simply providing a name, date of birth, address and Social Security number (if the registered voter has one).

For more information on the Voter ID law, acceptable identification for first-time voters at a polling place, and to find out where you vote, visit www.VotesPA.com or call 1-877-VOTESPA.

Media contact: Ron Ruman, 717-783-1621

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State



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