Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the final day for Pennsylvania voters to register for the November elections.
The much-debated voter ID law is on hold for now – you don’t need to have a government-issued photo identification for this year’s election.
Community organizations such as Congresso de Latinos Unidos are giving a last push by setting up voter-registration events in various locations throughout the city.
Cynthia Figueroa, president of Congresso, said the voter ID debate was a concern for many Latino communities.
“There was a lot of attention and energy put on the photo ID issue and unfortunately maybe all of us couldn’t spend as much time as we wanted to on … getting people to register,” she said.
Additionally, event organizers voiced their concerns about the dreary weather possibly keeping voters from getting out to register.
But for Philadelphia voters such as Justin Arce, the registration events were helpful.
“Originally, I [registered] online, and I had thought it had went through but then I found out it wasn’t,” he said “and I could register to vote here, I thought it would be a little easier.”
The forms filled out at the registration events will be dropped off to a government office by the midnight deadline tonight.
Otherwise, Pennsylvanians can still register to vote in-person at any of the following locations today, Oct. 9:
State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
Armed Forces recruitment centers
County Clerk of Orphans’ Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
Area Agencies on Aging
Centers for independent living
County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
Offices of Special Education
DA Complementary Paratransit offices
In Delaware, the deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 13. More information on registering in Delaware is available here.
New Jersey voters have one more week before their voter registration deadline Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Information on how to register can be found on the N.J. Department of State website.