VIDEO: Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day
September 22, 2015
Harrisburg, PA – Today, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, Governor Wolf released a video encouraging Pennsylvanians to register to vote. It’s now easier and more convenient to register to vote after Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés announced last month that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch Online Voter Registration. The online registration application is now available for use by eligible citizens at register.votesPA.com. Since OVR was instituted, 13,086 applications have been submitted through register.votesPA.com.
“National Voter Registration is a day to encourage people to participate in our democracy. We’ve made it easier and more convenient than ever to register to vote by launching Online Voter Registration,” Governor Wolf said. “It is about giving citizens an easier way to exercise their right to vote and establishing a clearer connection between the political system and the citizens. Online voter registration is secure, it improves accuracy and will reduce costs for counties by cutting down on time-consuming data entry.”
The last day to register for the upcoming November 3, 2015 election is Monday, October 5, 2015.*
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vgIUG1Ek-Sg
To mark National Voter Registration Day, Deputy Secretary of Elections and Administration Marian K. Schneider will also be leading a Twitter Town Hall. Join in the conversation about Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration system by following @PaStateDept on Twitter and using hashtags #RegisterOnlinePA and #CelebrateNVRD.
REMINDER: The voter registration deadline for the November municipal election is MONDAY, OCTOBER 5.
WHAT: OVR Twitter Town Hall
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Twitter feeds everywhere
*The registration deadline is typically 30 days prior to the general election, which this year would be Saturday, October 3, 2015. By law, however, the date moves to the next business day when it falls on a weekend or a holiday, thus the adjustment to Monday, October 5, 2015.
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