Deadline to Register to Vote in November Election is Oct. 11

Oct 03, 2011, 10:57 ET from Pennsylvania Department of State

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele said today.

Voters will cast ballots for candidates for a variety of judicial and municipal offices, including judge of the Superior Court, judge of the Commonwealth Court and Common Pleas court judges. County commissioner, county executive, and county council positions are also on the ballot, as are school board seats, and the offices of mayor, city and borough council, and township supervisor and commissioner.

"Officials elected this year will make many important decisions that affect Pennsylvanians' daily lives, from the rate of property taxes, to the level of police and fire protection in communities, to providing parks and other recreational opportunities," Aichele said. "Judges elected this year will decide a wide range of cases, including those that could impact taxpayers across the state."

Applications from Pennsylvanians registering for the first time, changing their address or changing their party affiliation must be postmarked or delivered to the applicant's county board of elections by the close of business on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Individuals applying to register to vote for the Nov. 8 election must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election;
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the election; and
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Nov. 8.

Residents may apply in person at a county voter registration office; the state departments of Public Welfare or Health; PennDOT photo and driver license centers; Armed Forces recruitment centers; county clerk of orphan's courts or marriage license centers; area agencies on aging; county mental health and mental retardation offices; student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education; offices of special education in high schools; and Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated complimentary paratransit providers.

For more information on voter registration, call the Department of State's toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit

Media contacts: Ron Ruman, 717-783-1621

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State