Gov. Tom Wolf recently launched a website to make it easier for you to register to vote and participate in elections. You can access it by clicking here.
The new website is available in English or Spanish and it allows you to make updates to your voter record, such as change of name, address or party affiliation. You can also request assistance at a polling place.
This online system is more secure because the form will be transmitted directly to the proper county voter registration office for processing, compared to the traditional paper application containing personal information that might pass through several hands before you are officially registered.
The site is directly linked to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Motor Voter systems, so if you have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, your signature on file can immediately be linked to your voter record.
If you do not have a driver’s license or ID card, you can print, sign and mail the completed online application to your county voter registration office. If you are unable to print the application, you may request the Department of State mail you a signature card to complete and send back.
After years of dealing with Republican schemes to suppress voter registration and turnout, we now have a governor who is committed to making it easier for citizens to have their voices heard in elections, not harder. I commend Gov. Wolf for his efforts and hope his action will lead to more people participating in elections and exercising their constitutional rights.
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