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October 8, 2012

Tuesday is deadline to register to vote

NEW CASTLE — Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the deadline for Pennsylvania residents to register to vote in next month’s election.

Lawrence County residents who are not registered have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to register at the courthouse.

Voter registration applications by mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday.

Tuesday is also the deadline for registered voters to change their party affiliation before the Nov. 6 election that features races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, three statewide offices and most seats in the state Legislature.

The deadline for registered voters to apply for an absentee ballot for the election is Oct. 30.

Absentee ballots must be received by the county board of elections by 5 p.m. Nov. 2.

All absentee ballots from military personnel and people overseas must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

Poll workers will be required to ask voters to show photo identification in the general election. However, voters will be allowed to cast ballots even if they do not have a photo ID.

The Legislature enacted a voter ID law this year, but a Commonwealth Court judge ruled last week that the state had not done enough to allow all voters to easily obtain proper IDs before the election.

Under another law, people voting at a polling place for the first time are required to show some form of identification such as a driver’s license, paycheck, bank statement or a firearm permit.

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Community Events
  • Offices to close for Good Friday

    The office of Lawrence County Community Action Partnership will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

    April 16, 2014

  • Comcast Cares Day to aid local charity

    Comcast employees will spend a day assisting a local charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lawrence County will be the recipient of support April 26 from Comcast Cares Day.

    April 15, 2014

  • Class of 1950 to hold reunion

    New Castle High School’s class of 1950 is planning a reunion for May 3. There will be a buffet luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crane Room, 3009 Wilmington Road.

    April 1, 2014

  • Seedling sale deadline nears

    The deadline for tree seedling and plant orders from the Lawrence County Conservation District sale is Friday.

    April 1, 2014

  • Veterans health fair set at courthouse

    A veterans health fair has been scheduled for Friday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Lawrence County courthouse.

    April 1, 2014

  • Fundraiser set for canine vests

    A Night at the Races has been set to raise money for equipping local police dogs with protective vests. Organizers said the effort was inspired by January’s death of Rocco, a Pittsburgh canine officer who was fatally stabbed by a suspect police were arresting.

    March 31, 2014

  • 1 NC 1881(1).jpg Parade to honor state champion ’Canes

    New Castle will have the opportunity to celebrate its championship basketball team once again this week. The city and school district are co-hosting a downtown parade Thursday in honor of New Castle High’s Red Hurricane basketball team.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Red Cross offers gift with blood donation

    The American Red Cross is offering a gift to people who donate blood this week. While supplies last, donors will receive a Red Cross tote bag as part of the Red Cross Month observation in March.

    March 25, 2014

  • Veterans’ questions answered

    Answers to Veterans Administration and other benefits will be available March 27 at the office of State Rep. Chris Sainato.

    March 20, 2014

  • League meeting on agriculture set

    The League of Women Voters of Lawrence County will continue discussion of its agriculture study next week.

    March 14, 2014

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