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Monday is the deadline to register for May 15 Pa. primary

April 10, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The deadline to register to vote in the May 15 primary is Monday, April 16, according to the Franklin County Voter Registration Office.

All mail-in registrations for new voters, changes of address, party or name must be postmarked no later than that date.

Nominees for the County Board of Commissioners as well as some borough, township and school board seats throughout the county will be decided in the primary.

Registration applications can be obtained by calling the office at 717-261-3886, or by e-mailing a request to voter@co.franklin.pa.us and leaving a name and address. The application form can also be accessed and printed off the Pennsylvania Department of State Web site at www.dos.state.pa.us.

The form cannot be submitted on-line. It has to be downloaded, printed, completed and mailed to Franklin County Voter Registration Office, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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Absentee ballot applications for persons who will not be able to go to the polls due to absence from their municipality, illness or physical disability, can be obtained from the Voter Registration Office. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 8.

All absentee ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, May 11.

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