Voting information now available by text; 2 million in Pa. aren't registered
Pennsylvania has just launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvania citizens can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State.
The text message link also provides users with important dates and deadlines significant to the Nov. 8 general election. Standard messaging rates may apply.
Know someone who's not registered to vote? Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com.
Questions? Call the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4500.
Other important deadlines:
• Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot
• Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot