The Tri-County area has seen some local voter response to Pennsylvania’s newly launched online voter registration.
“We have seen quite a lot of activity. We’re getting applications in daily,” Elk County Elections Director Kim Frey said. “It’ll increase the numbers, I just hope it increases participation in elections.”
Oct. 5 at midnight is the deadline for the Nov. 3 election, Frey added.
Registered voters are also able to change their address, party, or name through the online process.
Clearfield County Director of Voter Registration Donna Bumbarger said they have seen a few applicants a day through the system, which launched statewide Aug. 27.
By comparison, Jefferson County Voter Registrar & Assistant Chief Clerk Wendy Truitt said only about 20 applications have come through since the system launched.
With a goal of increasing efficiency and offering convenience, all three women said there have been hiccups in the system which they hope will be resolved before next year’s presidential election, a time when there will likely be a sizeable spike in applicants.
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