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Deadline today to register to vote in May 18 primary

Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 18 primary.

Applicants using the online voter registration system must complete and submit their application by 11:59 p.m. tonight. Traditional paper voter registration forms must be received in county voter registration offices by close of business today.

Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid said more than 741,500 Pennsylvanians have applied for mail ballots for the May 18 municipal primary election.

As of this morning, 698,280 registered Pennsylvania voters have applied for a mail-in ballot and 43,602 voters have applied for an absentee ballot.

The deadline to apply for a mail ballot for the May 18 primary election is just one week away. Voters have until 5 p.m. on May 11 to apply for a mail ballot through their county election board. Voted mail ballots must be received by the county election board by 8 p.m. on May 18, Election Day.

Voters also can vote early in person by mail-in or absentee ballot at their county election office, once their county’s ballots are available, until 5 p.m. on May 11. They can request a mail ballot, fill it out and return it on the spot.?

Voters who have not voted by mail ballot can vote in person at their polling place on Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 18.