April 17 the Last Day to Register to Vote in Primary Election

By
Dave White

Delaware County Councilman Dave White, council’s liaison to the Bureau of Elections and Voter Registration Department, is informing residents that there are several important dates coming up regarding the May 16 Primary Election.

The last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Monday, April 17. Citizens can register to vote at the Voter Registration Commission located in the lobby of the Delaware County Government Center, adjacent to the Courthouse in Media. Regular office hours are from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Individuals can also register online at http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/ and visit the Voter Registration department page.

Voter registration forms are also available at all municipal buildings, libraries, and wine and spirit stores throughout the county.

To be eligible to vote, an American citizen must be 18 years old by Election Day. Therefore, citizens who turn 18 no later than May 16, 2017 are eligible, if registered in time, to vote.

The deadline for absentee ballot applications is 5 PM on Tuesday, May 9.

The deadline for civilians to return a voted absentee ballot is 5 PM on Friday, May 12.

Bureau deadlines are not based on postmarks. The item must be physically present in the Bureau by the above date and time.

An eligible voter who lives in Delaware County can learn if he or she is registered by going to the website at http://www.votespa.com/. People who have questions can contact the Voter Registration Commission at 610-891-4659. Persons who are hearing impaired can call on the special TDD line at 610-891-4306.

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