SCRANTON, March 21, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today reminded prospective voters that the last day to register to be able to vote in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary election is Monday, March 26.

The Pennsylvania primary election is April 24.

“Voting is one of the most important and fundamental rights of our democracy and it is imperative that we exercise that right and make our voices heard,” Blake said. “Registration only takes a few minutes but the impact of a single vote can last forever.”

In order to register to vote in Pennsylvania, individuals must be citizens of the United States for at least one month before the next election, residents of Pennsylvania and their election district for at least 30 days before the next election, and at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election.
Blake said that constituents with questions on how to register to vote can visit any of his district offices. For more information or to print out a voter registration application online, visit

Residents can also contact one of the county election offices in the 22nd District – Lackawanna County Voter Registration Office at 570-963-6737, Luzerne County Bureau of Elections at 570-825-1715, or Monroe County Voter Registration Office at 570-517-3165 – for further information.

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