National Voter Registration Day | Compendium

Libraries, please prepare for National Voter Registration Day on September 19, 2023.

Learn more at  Your library can sign up to be a partner.

In Pennsylvania, public libraries were included in a 2022 Executive Order in the types of organizations where Voter Registration forms and information should be made available.

It is advised that library locations:

  • Make a link to the PA Online Voter Registration Application online readily available from your website and/or on desktop computers in your location.  The link is as follows:
  • Consider implementing a processes to ask if a person is interested in information about voter registration as a part of library card registration.  Thank you to PaILS (Pennsylvania Integrated Library System), who has already worked to make this an option for some libraries.  If your library is interested in working with the Department of State’s voter registration API, you can learn more here: PA Online Voter Registration Web API – RFC.
  • Provide paper voter registration forms.  A distribution of forms was completed last year via district library centers.  This year, if your location is out of forms, you can get speciially coded forms mailed to your location by using this online form from the Department of State to request printed forms in packs of 100.  If you don’t have space on brochure racks or tables to keep them available, offer to download and print forms for free on demand for patrons at these links:  English form, Spanish form, Chinese form.  The forms have instructions for their completion and return by the patron.
  • Watch the social media accounts from the Department of State: X (Twitter), LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads. You are encouraged to re-share their social content.

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