As November election nears, voters must register by Oct. 11

Tuesday is the last day for voters to register for the Nov. 8 general election.

Important citywide elections include mayoral, city commissioner, sheriff, register of wills, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and municipal and traffic courts.

Philadelphia City Council representative Curtis Jones, Jr. is the incumbent for the fourth district.

Qualifications to be a voter include having residency in the U.S. and Philadelphia, as well as being at least 18 years old. Voters have four options for registering. 

First, voters can register by mail. Applications are available online at or at post offices, state liquor stores and public libraries. Anything post marked Oct. 11 will be accepted.

Voters may also register at the Voter Registration Office on the fifth floor at Riverview Place at 520 N. Delaware Ave.

Another way to register is to renew a Driver’s License with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Lastly, registration is available in government agencies such as armed services recruitment centers, marriage license bureaus or state offices that provide public assistance.

For thorough information about candidates, go to the Committee of Seventy’s website.

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