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Planning to Vote in the Primary Election? Be Sure You've Registered

Voters who plan to turn out for candidates in Pennsylvania's primary election April 24 have less than a week left to register.

Pennsylvania voters who plan to vote in the upcoming primary election April 24 must be registered with their county elections bureau by Monday, March 26.

Registered voters who have moved or changed their name or party affiliation also must notify their local elections bureau or office by Monday, March 26, according to votespa.com Voters must be registered as a member of a political party in order to vote in the party’s primary election.

In order to register, voters must be 18 or older on the day of the primary election and U.S. citizens for at least one month prior to the election. Voters also must be residents of the districts in which they plan to vote for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Washington County residents who wish to register to vote may apply in person in the Washington County Election Office, Courthouse Square, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 206, Washington, PA. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. March 26 to accept hand-delivered registration forms. Forms are available to print here.

Forms are also available from the Peters Township Republicans—either a local committee member or PTR officer. Call 412-559-8742 to arrange a time.

Would-be voters also may register and may change their names, addresses or party affiliation using mail. These forms are available at armed service recruitment centers, Area Agencies on Aging, U.S. Postal Service facilities and state, county and municipal government offices.

Registration-by-mail forms must be postmarked no later than March 26 to be processed for the April 24 primary. Forms may also be obtained by visiting www.votespa.com and following the quick link to “Register to Vote.”

When approved, voters will receive an identification card showing municipality, ward and/or election district, and assigned polling place. The card may be required to vote at the polling place. 

Unsure of your voting status? Check on it here.

Washington County residents can retrieve more information by calling the Election Office at 724-228-6750.

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