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Commissioners Urge Residents To Register To Vote

With the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline fast approaching, the York County Commissioners remind residents to visit the county’s website to learn more about the registration process and what to expect on Election Day.

The county’s website, http://yorkcountypa.gov, contains a complete section with voter registration requirements and forms.

Users also can view recently uploaded sample, or “specimen,” ballots that reflect the choices voters will see on Election Day at local polling places. The site also contains links to a demonstration of the York County’s electronic voting machines, and allows users to research local voting results dating back to 2006.

The results are available on both a countywide and precinct-by-precinct basis. Additional results are available in the Elections & Voter Registration office.

"The right to vote is at the core of our democracy,” said President Commissioner Steve Chronister. "I urge all York County residents to register to vote and invite them to use our website to prepare for a very important general election in November."

To be eligible to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election, individuals must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election;
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the election; and
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Nov. 6.

Applications from eligible Pennsylvanians who need to register, change their address or change their party affiliation must be postmarked or personally delivered to the York County Board of Elections no later than Oct. 9.

Applicants should contact the York County Department of Elections & Voter Registration if they do not receive confirmation within 14 days of sending the application. The Department of Elections & Voter Registration is located within the York County Administrative Center, 28 E. Market St. in York City.

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Media Contact: Carl Lindquist, ycpio@yorkcountypa.gov

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