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“Secretary of the Commonwealth reminds Pennsylvanians of voter registration deadline”

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This April 13, 2015  Pittsburgh Action news article talks about the upcoming deadline for voter registration.  The deadline is April 20, 2015 if you plan on making your voice heard in the 2015 election you need to register now or you will lose that opportunity to be heard until next year.

“Why does Pennsylvania make it so hard to vote? PennLive editorial”

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This January 2, 2015 PennLive article talks about the ways that Pennsylvania makes it more challenging for citizens to vote as compared to other states who not only simplify the process, but manage to secure the integrity of the vote at the same time without creating unneeded hardship on voters.

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pennsylvania Dept. of State Election Results

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For those who would like to see how Pennsylvania voters in their district voted, or maybe would like to see what the numbers looked like in other counties, this resource offers what they have called the “Unofficial Results” on their site.

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“Lawyers Spar Over Voter ID Law In Court”

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This July 31, 2013 article on the UMBC website talks about the ongoing trial over Voter ID in Pennsylvania

 

A thank you message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GUHnoz2xFI&feature=player_embedded

I want to let you know that while the above link is a video of President Obama thanking people for their efforts in encouraging people to vote. I don’t want anyone to feel like I am trying to push my views on anyone else by posting this.  I felt the message is one that no matter what party you are affiliated with, it would be possible to come away from listening to it feeling like there was something for you in it.  Personally I felt good about the message and to me I felt like even though it was a general message to the country, it was like I got a little pat on the back for my small efforts in encouraging folks to register to vote and actually go out and be heard by casting their vote.

If you want to watch the video that’s fine, but if not that’s fine as well …. it is my hope that folks will not come back and accuse me of pushing a political view her, because that isn’t my purpose.  I simply felt it was a good message worth posting about and embodies much of what I’m beginning to do with regards to encouraging others to vote and try to get involved in the political process in any way they are able to supporting the party of each individuals’ choice.

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