Voter Registration Deadline Brings Flurry of Activity to Local Offices

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SCRANTON -- The Lackawanna County Elections office was buzzing with activity Tuesday, the deadline to register to vote before the November 8 Election.

"It has been very busy and very hectic. There have been a lot of people coming in to register to vote along with a lot of the campaigns dropping off voter registration applications,” said Elections Director Marion Medalis.

Volunteers and staffers for the Clinton/Kaine campaign were busy manning the phones, knocking on doors and at shopping centers registering people to vote.

"It's a real interesting experience. I'm meeting tons of people. I'm doing phone banking and canvassing and doing some volunteer training. It's a very exciting time. Very exciting,” said Clinton campaign volunteer Dottie Gentile.

It was the same story at the Trump camp.

No one from the campaign would speak on camera, but workers at the Lackawanna County campaign office said they were busy, too, with last minute registrations.

"This election some of the campaigns were bringing in voter applications more frequently as opposed to dropping them all off on the last day, however we did receive a lot today," said Medalis.

If you aren't registered to vote yet. You have until midnight on October 11 to register online to be able to vote in this year's election. You can register to vote through the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online application. Before you begin, be sure to have your Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card handy.


  • Sniffles

    “Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.” –

    Keepin’ it classy.

  • Mike

    voter registration never stopped good sweet democrats from voting multiple times for dead people. remember Romney not getting 1 vote in some voting precincts in Philly? statistically impossible but the dem won so nobody cares right? and look where we are after 8 years of this garbage

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