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WXVU MAINLINE NEWS MINUTE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5TH

Written by on February 6, 2024

By: Gabriella Raful

The Keystone State’s primary election is less than 90 days away, and a nonpartisan, grassroots organization is already getting the word out to residents about the importance of voting and voter registration. More than 8-point-7 million Pennsylvania voters could participate in the local municipal primaries on April 23rd. Kadida Kenner is founding C-E-O of the New P-A Project Education Fund and the New Pennsylvania Project. She says more than 2-point-1 million eligible Pennsylvanians are still unregistered or at risk of losing their right to vote because they haven’t voted in a while. She adds their ongoing commitment throughout this year is to register more voters in the Commonwealth.

“This year, we do have an aspirational goal of registering 60,000 Pennsylvanians to vote. And 60,000 for us is a doable number because we are a statewide organization.”

She adds Pennsylvania does not have same-day voter registration. Residents have to register before the strict deadline of April 8th to vote in the primary. The last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is April 16th