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Registering to Vote In 2020: A look at the registration process for the 2020 election.

Voting this year is absolutely imperative, possibly even more so than ever before. However, for many, it could be your first time participating in a presidential election. Voting is a way to make your voice heard and to stand for your beliefs, but first, you have to make sure you’re registered.

The registration process really is quite simple. For Pennsylvania residents, visit www.pavoterservices.pa.gov and complete their voter registration form. The form asks basic questions, such as your name, address and eligibility. It even includes a place to request an absentee ballot. This is not something that would take much time – you could easily complete the form between classes or during a homework break.

The process is similar for surrounding states as well. To find your application in particular, simply search “register to vote (your state name),” and one of the top results should be the website for your home state. These forms also typically serve as a way to change anything about your voter registration. If you have moved, changed political parties, or have any other information you need to update, please do so!
If you are not sure if you are registered, please check by visiting howtovote.guide. This site allows you to input your information, and then it will let you know if you are registered! If not, it will guide you through the process of doing so.

While registering is incredibly simple, please be sure to do so on time. Though some states allow voters to register on election day, many have deadlines beforehand. In Pennsylvania, for example, voters must be registered by Oct. 19, 2020 in order to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Check your state’s requirements, and be sure to register!

Sources:
https://www.howtovote.guide/
www.pavoterservices.pa.gov

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