Voter registration appeal deadline today

October 20, 2008 8:12:09 AM PDT
If your initial voting application was rejected, today's your deadline to fix it.

Philadelphia's Committee of Seventy says the new, revised application must be submitted to local county Board of Elections by 5 p.m. today, October 20th.

There are several steps people in Pennsylvania can take to be certain they are registered to vote on November 4th:

  • Locate your correct polling place before Election Day. Philadelphians can find their polling places by clicking on "Find Your Polling Place" on www.seventy.org , or by calling 1-866-268-8603. Non-Philadelphia voters should log onto www.votespa.com.
  • If you are a first time voter, or are voting in a new division for the first time, you must produce valid identification before using the voting machine.
  • If your name is not on the voter's rolls at the polling place, and you believe it should be, you or the Judge of Election can call your county's Board of Elections to confirm your registration.
  • Another way to vote if your name is not on the voter's rolls, and you believe it should be, is by provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if it turns out that you are properly registered.
  • If you can't make it to your polling place on Election Day, you may be eligible for an absentee ballot. Applications for absentee ballots are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th.
  • If you are 65 or older or disabled and assigned to a polling place that is not fully accessible, you can vote using an alternative ballot. To find out whether your polling place is fully accessible, call your county Board of Elections.
  • If you need assistance filling out a voter registration application ? or casting your vote on Election Day ? you are allowed to get help.
  • Voters experiencing problems on November 4th should call the Election Day hotline co-sponsored by Seventy and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.


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