HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania secretary of state said Thursday that nearly 100,000 people have used the state’s online voter registration site since it launched in late August.
The Department of State says more than 97,800 Pennsylvanians have used the technology, about 60 percent of them eligible citizens registering for the first time and 40 percent of them voters making updates to their registration, such as changing their name, address or party affiliation. The site went live Aug. 27.
In a statement from the department, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés reminded residents that March 28 is the deadline to register or update their voter information before the April 26 primary election. The website for online registration is register.votesPA.com.
“This tool will help provide us with the most accurate voter rolls possible as we approach the primary election,” Mr. Cortés said in the statement. “This is especially important with the volume of new registrations and updates that the counties process in a presidential election year.”
The online system is available in English and Spanish. Applicants without a driver’s license or Department of Transportation ID card must submit their signature by mail to complete the registration process.
First Published February 18, 2016 12:00 PM