Monday, March 26 is the last day to register to vote before the April 24 Primary Election.
According to the commonwealth's online voting center, votesPA, to register, voters must be 18 before the day of the elections, and have lived in Pennsylvania and in their election district for 30 days before the next primary.
"New voters can still register to vote in person at the Delaware County Voter Registration Commission or receive forms at municipal buildings and public libraries even though the 'Motor Voter' law of 1995 expanded methods to register to vote in a general, municipal or primary election," Delaware County Councilman David White stated in a press release to the media regarding voter registration.
Residents must register in person or by mail. A Pennsylvania voter registration mail application form accompanies this article.
For April’s General Election primary, only individuals who are registered as a political party can vote in that’s party’s primary.
During the 2012 General Election, voters in Delaware County will be electing the President of the United States, U.S. Senator, Attorney General, Auditor General, State Treasurer, Representative in the United States Congress, Senator in the General Assembly, Representative in the General Assembly, and a republican and democratic delegate and alternative delegate to the National Convention.
Voter registration forms must be mailed to:
Mary Jo Headley
201 W. Front St.
Government Center Bldg.
Media, PA 19063
The County Registration Commission, located in the Government Center Lobby, in Media, is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you are a first time voter, votesPA offers information such as what to bring with you on Election Day and where you need to go to vote.
In addition, the commonwealth also provides online help for those who are not sure if they are already registered to vote or not.