If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline for Pennsylvania is Oct. 9.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- Information about registering to vote can be found at votepa.com.
- Information about what documents you need to vote, or to apply for a voter identification card is available at the Committee of Seventy website.
- Are you registered? Check your voter registration status at the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
Mental Health America Allegheny County also is leading an effort to engage the disability community in the upcoming election by hosting multiple voter registration events across Allegheny County today.
These events will provide an opportunity to register to vote, as well information on how to obtain a photo ID under Pennsylvania's new Voter ID Law.
Family Services of Western PA, 310 Central City Plaza, New Kensington, 15068 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
People's Oakland, 3433 Bates St., Pittsburgh, 15213 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Penn Avenue Place, 925 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, 15222 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Horizons, 616 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, 15202 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living - hosted by the Disability Rights Network on behalf of the Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania, 900 Rebecca Ave., Pittsburgh, 15221 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the Board of Elections Office for Allegheny County, call 412-350-4500. For general questions about voter registration, the direct line for that department of the Board of Elections Office is 412-350-4510.