If You Love Pgh – You Have to Vote – Mon 4/22 is the Last Day To Register to Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 is Primary Election Day – and it is an important election.  Residents of the city of Pittsburgh will be voting for our next mayor.  The next 33 days of campaigning provide an incredible opportunity for the city of Pittsburgh to talk about what this city should look like going forward.

You have 4 days left to register to vote or to update your voter registration.

Important Dates for the May Primary Election

  • Monday, April 22, 2013 – Last day to register to vote before the May Primary Election
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5pm – Last day to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election
  • Friday, May 17, 2013, 5pm – Absentee ballots must be returned to Department of Elections
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Primary Election Day

A complete calendar of election dates is available from the Allegheny County Department of Elections here.

How to Register to Vote or Update Your Voter Registration

You can fill out a voter registration form online and print it out and mail it in.  There are two great websites that can help you with your voter registration.

1. TurboVote

I just learned about this website a few weeks ago.  TurboVote is a super simple to use website – you put in your address and they will send you email reminders about voting deadlines.  Attached to the email is a PDF of  voter regsitration form that is already filled in with your information.  All you need to do if open the PDF, print it out, sign it and mail it to the county board of elections.

I have signed up for TurboVote and they do not send any extra emails.  The image here is of the email I received yesterday.

2.  Rock The Vote

Click here or the image below to access a out the voter registration form (via Rock The Vote website).  Neither IheartPGH or Rock The Vote collects any of your information – we can only see how many people used the link to fill out  a registration form.

Learn More About The Candidates

The four democratic candidates for mayor in the 2013 Primary Election are:

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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.