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Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day

September 19, 2022

Tomorrow marks the 10th annual National Voter Registration Day, an important call to action to ensure everyone who is eligible has the chance to vote come November.

It’s estimated that as many as one in four eligible Americans aren’t registered to vote, according to Census data. National Voter Registration Day—a nonpartisan civic holiday—raises awareness about the importance of voting and helps people get registered before next month’s registration deadline.

“Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register,” the event organizers noted. “National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”

Here’s what you need to know about voter registration in Pennsylvania:

  • Deadline:  To vote in the next election, you must complete your application by October 24.
  • Where to submit application:  You can submit your application online or to your county voter registration site. Active duty military and hospitalized or bedridden veterans can register anytime.
  • Eligibility:  To register in Pennsylvania, you must be 18 years old on Election Day, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the state at least 30 days before the election.
  • Questions:  Contact 877-VOTESPA (877-868-3772).

Organizers are looking to help register 800,000 people tomorrow, which would mean more than five million people have registered on the holiday since the first National Voter Registration Day during 2012.

HAP joins organizations around the commonwealth in encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to register to vote. Learn more about National Voter Registration Day.

Learn more about voter registration and Pennsylvania's upcoming election online .