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Last Week to Register to Vote in PA for Upcoming Presidential Election

SCRANTON -- If you still haven't registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, time is running out.

The last day to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, October 11 and during this last week, Republicans and Democrats are pushing to sign up first-time voters.

According to the Lackawanna County Board of Elections, a large number of first-time voters are signing up.

“I didn't want to vote. I wanted to go on Ripley's, being a 105 without voting. I figured I'll vote this year,” said Albert Ventura of Scranton.

Ventura, who is not 105 years old but 93 years young, has just registered to vote for the first time. He said he wants the chance to vote for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee.

“I think Trump’s going to do good things,” said Ventura. “It's going to be a little better than what it is, to tell you the truth. And what he's talking about, we're fighting all these wars and nobody wants to fight with us you know?”

Volunteers were busy working the phone bank at the Scranton headquarters for Trump's opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Other volunteers were out and about in the city, getting first-time voters registered.

“The staff here is going to emphasize volunteers going door to door and I think even I'll get out to do that,” said volunteer Barbara Monick.

According to the Lackawanna County Board of Elections, at the primary election, there were more than 142,669 people registered to vote in the county. Now, there are more than 146,201.

At the University of Scranton, student volunteers have been having registration drives to recruit first-time voters.

“Lot of times they don't have a political belief at the time. That's fine. Just check the Independent box and that allows them to vote wherever they want,” said senior Carson Clabeaux.

For more information about registering to vote, click here.

8 comments

  • Gerald Filtz

    The Lackawanna County Democratic Committee has announced that their “Get-Out-the-Vote” registration drive will continue. On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday committee volunteers will be registering voters on Cemetery Avenue in Minooka. All of the voters residing there need assistance filling out the registration cards. LCDC volunteers will also assist them to complete absentee ballots. Voter participation from the Cemetery Avenue residents is expected to rise from 57% in 2012 to 100% this year. It is expected that all residents will once again vote a straight Democrat ticket.

  • ray6770

    Who ya gonna vote for, HILLARY THAT WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS OR D. TRUMP THAT WANTED 12 YEAR OLD PARIS HILTON for the nasty! ANTI GUN or PRO PEDO?

  • Advocate

    I can’t wait for this election to be over. Either Trump wins, his supporters gloat and hopefully go away. Or Hillary wins, his supporters get butt hurt and make excuses, and THEN go away. Either way, it can’t come too soon.

  • THE REAL SCRANTONY

    How much do you want to bet that Sick-o-Lyin’ Hillary will be busing Illegals by the thousands up here to “register” to vote. Sorry Hillary but stuffing the ballot box is unethical and a crime. We need real Americans to stand up to her shenanigans and vote this November for President Trump, the only one who can fix the mess Hillary,Obama, and their lib-tard friends got us into. Trump will make America great again! He promises!

  • John G.

    who are you kidding, WNEP ?! just come out and vote for the good democrats and not evil republicans. You have no shame, WNEP. now go ahead and delete my comment. ha ha

  • P John Jr.

    Shouldn’t this headline read ” final push to register voters to get Hiliary elected ” ? the main stream media is shameless in their push for new voters.

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