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Tuesday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote. What Are You Waiting For?

Register to vote! Do it right now!


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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the midterm election this November, Philly. So what are you waiting for?

If you haven’t yet registered to vote, here’s good news: It’s easy! You can do it today! You can do it online! The form probably won’t take more than 10 minutes of your time!

November 6th is shaping up to be a critical election (certainly consequential for the Trump administration), and pretty much the whole nation has its eyes on Pennsylvania, one of several key swing states. Democrats aim to take back the House and are counting on the state party to make that happen, while Republicans are vying hard to throw out Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey — and redistricting experts say the November ballot is essentially the next decade of American politics. So yeah, the stakes are high.

We’ve recycled our handy guide to registering to vote in Pennsylvania, for those of you who are ready to make your voice heard. (We certainly hope that’s all of you.)

Step one: Make sure you’re eligible to vote. 

Are you a U.S. citizen, or will you be a U.S. citizen for at least one month before the election? Are you a resident in the election district in which you want to register? Are you 18 years old, or will you be on the day of the election? Great! You qualify to vote!

Step two: Make sure you’re not already registered to vote. 

Have you moved recently? Do you remember which county/district you’re registered in? Search for your enrollment information in the Department of State’s voter registration database.

Step three: Complete an online voter application.

You can also use this form to change your voting information. If you need a computer/wifi to fill it out, consider visiting the DMV or one of the Free Library locations.

You can also register to vote by mail or in person by filling out this form and taking or mailing it to your county Board of Elections office, a government agencies office, or a PennDOT photo license center.

Step four: Wait.

Your county voter registration office will review your application.

Step five: Receive your voter registration card. 

Congrats! You’ll know you’re registered when you receive your voter registration card in the mail.

For more information about the voter registration process, visit the website for the Pennsylvania Department of State.