Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote for President in Pennsylvania
The November 8th presidential election is less than a month away. If you live in Pennsylvania and want to vote in it, you need to be registered by today.
All eligible voters who submit their paperwork — turned in by hand, electronically, or mailed and postmarked today — will be able to vote on the 8th.
Pennsylvania is one of the most progressive states when it comes to ballot access. Basically, anyone who’s not currently locked up for a felony can vote in this state. If you’re reading this, you’re likely eligible.
The easiest way to register is by submitting this online form. You can first check to see if you’re already registered using the state’s online system.
Yes, it’s just that easy. You can register to vote online, and there’s even a FAQ to answer any questions you might have. If you don’t have a Pennsylvania driver’s license, you’ll have to upload a digital signature by signing a piece of paper and taking a photo of it.
If you don’t want to submit online, the Philadelphia County Board of Elections will take your registration form in Room 142 of City Hall through 5 p.m. Last year, I wrote a how-to guide on how to change your registration to vote in the mayoral primary. (Per a check online, I am a still a registered Democrat, so I guess I’ve forgotten to change back to independent.) Or you can mail it in. As long as it’s postmarked today, you can vote in November’s election.