Calling PA Teachers, Student Leaders & Parents: Voting and the Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards

Posted by PA Department of State on October 13, 2020

Educators, parents, students leaders & their friends, families & neighbors! Help everybody vote by supporting school participation in the Governor’s Civic Engagement Awards.

The October 19 voter registration deadline is fast approaching. Paper registration forms must be received in the county election office by 5:00 p.m. and online registrations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 19. But don’t wait until the last minute! You can read more about voter registration at

Last week we published a blog post featuring three educators who helped their schools earn the Gold Level GCEA all three years of the program. Check it out here! Vito Malacari, Kevin Wagner and Anthony Dicton shared some of their approaches for high school voter registration that you might find helpful during these final days of your fall voter registration drives.

If you have not yet registered your school for this year’s GCEA program, you can do so at any time on our website: As a reminder, we encourage you to document your voter registration efforts so we can celebrate your work in the Student Showcase at the end of the year.

Lastly, once your students are registered, be sure to help them understand their options for casting a ballot, including voting by mail and voting early via in-person mail-in ballot. Also at, you can find information about election day polling locations, new voting systems, and more.

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