You’d have to be living under a proverbial rock not to have heard news that voter turnout in the Nov. 4 mid-term elections was dismal.
If you were one of the thousands in Pennsylvania who didn’t turn out to the polls to cast a ballot, make sure your voice is heard next time around.
For those who did not cast their ballots because they weren’t registered to vote, remember that you must do so 30 days prior to the election you want to vote in.
That means that if you want to vote in the upcoming May 20 primary election in the Keystone State, you have to make sure you’re registered by April 20 – which is just four months away.
Not sure if you’re eligible to register? Here are the requirements:
To register to vote in Pennsylvania, a person must be:
- A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election;
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which he or she is registering for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election; and
- At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
While you can’t register to vote online in Pennsylvania, you can access more information and find the proper forms to do so by click here.