Making Democracy Work

Student Guide To Voting

Prepared for the students of Union County by The League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area

For more information on the League of Women Voters and how to join, visit http://lwvlewisburgarea.org/join.html Student membership rates are available!

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!
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WHERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE

IN PERSON: UNION COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE; 155 N 15th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837 570-524-8681; Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ONLINE: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ (ENGLISH & SPANISH) RECORD YOUR APPLICATION # IN ORDER TO TRACK YOUR APPLICATION.

BY MAIL: DOWNLOAD A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM AT https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ PRINT, COMPLETE, SIGN, AND DELIVER/MAIL TO UNION COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE. (155 N 15th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837) OR OBTAIN A VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM AT THE UNION COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE, STATE LIQUOR STORES, OR STATE OFFICES. MAIL TO UNION COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE (155 N 15th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837).

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IMPORTANT DATES!

APRIL 13, 2020: Last day to register, change your party, your address, or your name before the April Primary Election.

APRIL 21, 2020: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot.

APRIL 28, 2020: Last day for your County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots.

APRIL 28, 2020: General Primary Election Day! GO VOTE!!

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GET INVOLVED! STAY INVOLVED!

VOTE EVERY YEAR Registering to vote is only the first step. Commit yourself to voting in every election, including primaries (if eligible - read below for eligibility guidelines). Remember that important elections are held every year, including local and state elections. The results of these elections have a huge impact on your life!

STAY INFORMED Not sure who is running? Still confused about which offices are up for election? To find your legislators, township and district, go to https://www.vote411.org/. There you can find out about the candidates and issues on your ballot. If you are unable to get news through TV or newspapers, you can visit major news outlets online.

ENCOURAGE OTHERS Encourage your friends and family to register and then show them how! Remind them in person and on social media when elections take place, and encourage them to let their voices be heard! Registering is one thing, but actually VOTING is another. Help others to get to the polls.

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YOU CAN REGISTER IN PA IF YOU ARE:

-A US CITIZEN FOR AT LEAST 1 MONTH.
-18 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY (April 28, 2020).
-A RESIDENT OF PA AND YOUR ELECTION DISTRICT FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE UPCOMING ELECTION.
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TO CHECK ON YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:

call 570-524-8682 OR 570-524-3891 OR GO TO https://www.unioncountypa.org/departments/elections-voter-registration/department-of-elections/page.aspx?id=1290 SCROLL DOWN TO THE "FIND REGISTRATION STATUS" ICON.

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REGISTER TO VOTE

REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION:

-PENNDOT DRIVER'S LICENSE #
-or PENNDOT ID CARD #
-or LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY #

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

TO VOTE USING YOUR SCHOOL ADDRESS:

-USE THE VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS.
-REGISTER AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.
-BE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM EACH TIME YOU MOVE.
-YOU MAY BE ASKED TO SHOW AN ID THE FIRST TIME YOU VOTE IN A NEW PRECINCT.

TO VOTE IN YOUR HOME DISTRICT:

-REGISTER USING YOUR HOME ADDRESS AND SEND IT TO YOUR HOME COUNTY REGISTRATION OFFICE. (find yours at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/)
-EITHER GO HOME TO VOTE IN YOUR HOME PRECINCT OR FILL OUT AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION.
-DOWNLOAD AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION AT https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ PRINT, COMPLETE, SIGN, AND DELIVER/MAIL TO YOUR HOME CO. VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE.
-THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SUBMIT THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION.