September is National Voter Registration Month

Posted by on September 7, 2008

September is National Voter Registration Month

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), under the leadership of Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth and NASS President Pedro A. Cortés, has established September as National Voter Registration Month.  Select here to view the NASS resolution declaring National Voter Registration Month.

According to the U.S. Census figures, 55 million of 197 million eligible voters did not register to vote in 2004.  Of that figure, more than six million eligible voters said they did not vote in the November 2004 election because they missed their state’s voter registration deadline.

The deadline to register in Pennsylvania is Monday, October 6.  As of Monday, August 25, more than 8.4 million Pennsylvanians were registered to vote in the General Election on November 4.  Nearly 8.4 million of a possible 9.6 million Pennsylvanians were registered to vote prior to the 2004 General Election.

For more information about registering and preparing to vote in Pennsylvania, including a printable voter registration form and county boards of elections contact information, visit the Department of State’s voter education Web site

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