Clinton, Trump tackle voter registration in Pa. ahead of election

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Pennsylvania is a presidential battleground state, and registering votes is now crucial for both camps. (WPVI)

At the Community College of Philadelphia Thursday there was an emphasis on registering to vote and being a responsible citizen.

There was a mockup of a voting machine for the newly registered.

There was also a meet-and-greet with a founding father.

"It is after all a government of us, of the people," said 'Ben Franklin' of Philadelphia.

Key to keeping it that way - voting - and to do that you must register.

In Pennsylvania, you can now register online through a statewide website.

A 42-year-old student registered for the first time in his life on Thursday. It took about four minutes.

Pennsylvania is a presidential battleground state, and registering votes is now crucial for both camps.

The Clinton campaign has rolled out its own online voter registration portal at www.iwillvote.com, has 19 campaign offices in the five-county area and statewide has a formidable staff to get out the vote.

"Hundreds, upwards of 500 statewide, and we have 55 offices throughout the state. We believe this will be the most impressive campaign the State of Pennsylvania has ever seen," said Corey Dukes, State Director HFA.

Locally, the Trump campaign recently opened brick-and-mortar offices like one in Malvern.

Outside the location of Thursday night's Trump rally in Delaware County, green-shirted supporters focused on voter registration. Statewide the Pennsylvania Trump campaign is gearing up for a Day of Action where volunteers will go knocking door to door.

As for deadlines, the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania is Oct. 11, in Delaware Oct. 15 and in New Jersey Oct. 18.
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