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Pa. residents have until Oct. 4 to register to vote

September 10, 2004|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election is Monday, Oct. 4, according to the Franklin County Voter Registration Office.

All new registrations, changes of address, party or name must be received by the office or, if mailed in, postmarked no later than that date.

As of Wednesday, there were 78,904 registered voters in the county, including 46,033 Republicans, 23,587 Democrats and 9,284 people registered with other parties, or as independents, according to registration office records. At the November 2003 election, there were 74,727 registered voters with 43,617 Republicans, 22,513 Democrats and 8,587 independents.

In addition to the presidential election, voters in Franklin County also have contested elections for the U.S. Senate between Republican incumbent Arlen Specter and Democratic nominee Joe Hoeffel; the U.S. House of Representatives between GOP incumbent Bill Shuster and Democratic nominee Paul Politis; the 33rd District state Senate seat between incumbent Republican Terry Punt and Democratic nominee Don Richards; and Republican Rob Kauffman and Democrat Doug Harbach, the candidates for the vacant 89th District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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Registration applications can be obtained by calling the Voter Registration Office at 261-3886 or by e-mailing a request to voter@co.franklin.pa.us and leaving a name and address.

Absentee ballot applications for those unable to go to the polls due to absence from their municipality, illness or physical disability can be obtained at the Voter Registration Office. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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