Primary voter registration deadline is Monday

The deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary is April 22, and online voter registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to register, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.

On May 21, voters who are registered as Republican or Democrat will choose their parties’ nominees for judicial and local government positions.

In addition, all registered voters in the 12th Congressional District, regardless of party affiliation, will be voting in special elections to fill vacancies. Those voters reside in Lycoming, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wyoming counties.

The Department of State’s website, votesPA.com, available in English or Spanish, offers printable voter registration applications, a polling place locator and county boards of elections contact information. It also includes tips for first-time voters and members of the military.

Individuals wishing to register to vote in the May 21 primary must be:

• A citizen of the U.S. for at least one month before the primary.

• A resident of Pennsylvania and of the election district in which the individual plans to register and vote for at least 30 days before the primary.

• At least 18 years of age on or before the date of the primary.

Eligible voters also can register by mail or apply in person at a county voter registration office; county assistance offices; Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program offices; PennDOT photo and drivers’ license centers; Armed Forces recruitment centers; county clerk of orphans’ courts or marriage license offices; area agencies on aging; county mental health and intellectual disabilities offices; student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education; offices of special education in high schools; and Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated complementary paratransit providers.

For more information on voter registration, call the Department of State’s toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit votesPA.com.