Last day to register to vote approaching

October 4, 2008 5:27:13 PM PDT
Monday is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Doug Robinson travels to Philadelphia from New York City every weekend to get people who live in Pennsylvania prepared to show up at the polls come Election Day.

"I personally have volunteered because I have two teenage boys and I'm worried about the war. I'm worried about the legacy that they're going to inherit with the debt of this country," Robinson said.

Robinson volunteers for the Obama/Biden ticket.

He's working a booth, set up at 15th and Samson Streets, where Rosemary Morton explained why she hadn't ever voted before.

"Let down sometimes, when promises are made, so this time I really wanted to be a part of history this year," Morton said.

Many political analysts say this year, the battleground state of Pennsylvania might play an even more critical role than in elections past.

Today, there are registration booths set up all over the Delaware Valley.

There's a so-called "neutral" one at the Free Library of Philaldelphia at 19th and Vine Streets in Center City.

In Haverford Township, volunteers for McCain/Palin are taking advantage of a local fair to get more people to register before Monday's deadline.

"It's crucial. Everybody's got to come out and register. This is going to be one of the biggest elections, probably of our lifetime. The choices are so starkly different," Craig Williams (R), congressional candidate in the 7th District, said.

Rosemarie Martino renewed her registration.

She hasn't voted in the past four presidential elections, but became motivated for this one.

"Times are tough. My paycheck's not making it. I work six days a week, my husband works six days a week and I think now, may be you can make a difference, I hope," Martino said.

Once again the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is Monday, October 6.


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