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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 01:53 PM

Attention PA Residents of Voting Age

April 16 - Last day to REGISTER TO VOTE before the Primary
May 8 - Last day to apply for absentee ballot
May 11 - Completed absentee ballots due to courthouse or county voting office.
May 15 - GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION
May 16 - First day to REGISTER after the Primary.

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appleannie1943 Apr 2018 OP
HockeyMom Apr 2018 #1
appleannie1943 Apr 2018 #2
FakeNoose Apr 2018 #3
appleannie1943 Apr 2018 #4
FakeNoose Apr 2018 #5
DeminPennswoods Apr 2018 #6

Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 04:04 PM

1. Pa. Resident for a year

Husband and I both registered to vote last year when we got our Driver's Licenses. We voted last November. I got a notice in the mail that if I registered after after 2005 I might not meet the qualifications to vote in the next election.

We both showed our Florida Driver's Licenses (mine an Enhanced Star License), Birth Certificates, Me my Marriage License, Mail delivered to our PA. address. I registered as a Democrat. My husband as a Republican. HE did not get this notification having shown exactly the same proof as me.

Targeting Democrats in this state?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 04:07 PM

2. Does not surprise me at all. It goes along with the gerrymandering they have done here.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 09:02 PM

3. Please correct this if I'm wrong

In order to vote in the PA primary, it's necessary to register as a member of either the Democratic or Republican party. If you want to vote in the Democratic primary you must be a registered Democrat. Same is true for the GOP - so it's one or the other.

You may also decline both parties and remain independent, in which case you can vote in the November General Election only.

Regardless of how you voted in the Spring primary, you may vote for ANY candidates in the fall general election.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 10:21 PM

4. I am a poll worker. You are right. If you are a dem, the ballot you get is Dem only. If you are

a Republican, the ballot you get is only Republican. If you are anything else, Independent, Green party etc. you cannot vote in the primary, just the general. And in the general election in the fall, you can vote for anyone you want to no matter the party.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 10:57 PM

5. Thanks AppleAnnie

Some people are confused about this, and I'm happy to make it clear.

For many years I was an independent voter, but I finally registered as a Democrat in 2008 because I wanted to vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary. No regrets about joining, I just wish I'd done it sooner!

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 02:54 PM

6. This is not true

If you are an unaffiliated voter, you can vote on ballot questions, if there are any.

You can't vote for candidates running as members of either party.

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