Election 2012: Deadline To Register To Vote Is A Week Away

Associated Press

March 26 is the last day to register to vote in the April 24 primary election.

In the primary election, voters will cast ballots for president, U.S. Senate, state attorney general, auditor general, and treasurer, as well as U.S. House of Representatives, state House and Senate, and delegates to the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Applications from Pennsylvanians registering for the first time, changing their address or changing their party affiliation must be postmarked or delivered to the appropriate county board of elections by the close of business on Monday, March 26.

Voters in this year’s primary will be asked to show photo identification. A photo ID will not be required to vote in the primary, but will be required for all voters in this fall’s general election, to comply with the state’s new voter ID law.

Individuals must be registered as either a Democrat or Republican in order to participate in the April 24 primary.

Individuals applying to register to vote for the primary must be:

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

Information: 877-VOTESPA (877-868-3772) or www.VotesPA.com.\