192 Lancaster County Residents Inducted into PA Voter Hall of Fame

Oct 08, 2010, 14:00 ET from Pennsylvania Department of State

LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of State today inducted 192 Lancaster County residents into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame.

"For 50 years, the Lancaster County residents we are recognizing today have exercised their right to vote as citizens of Pennsylvania," Department of State Executive Deputy Secretary Tom Weaver said. "Today we salute those who have steadfastly cast their ballots and reaffirmed the value of our democratic process. We are grateful for their commitment to their community, and we proudly induct them into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame."

The new inductees will have their names added to the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Exhibit located at the Department of State office in Harrisburg. The permanent exhibit, which documents the state's political heritage, was established to acknowledge Pennsylvanians who have voted in every November election for at least 50 consecutive years. There are now nearly 15,000 individuals listed in the Voter Hall of Fame.

Voter Hall of Fame applications may be obtained from county boards of election or downloaded from the Department of State website at www.dos.state.pa.us.

A searchable database of Hall of Fame honorees is available online at the same website. Click on "Voting and Elections" and, then "Voter Hall of Fame" on the left navigation bar.

"Active and involved citizens who make their voices heard by voting make their communities stronger," Weaver said. "I encourage everyone to follow the example set by these Lancaster County residents by preparing to vote in the general election on Nov. 2 by visiting the Department of State's voter education website, VotesPA.com, and casting a ballot in every election."

For more information, visit www.dos.state.pa.us or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).

Media contacts: Leslie Amoros or Kevin Murphy, 717-783-1621

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State