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§ 1326. Time

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 Pa.C.S.A. ElectionsEffective: March 18, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 Pa.C.S.A. Elections
Part IV. Voter Registration (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 13. Voter Registration
Subchapter B. Procedure
Effective: March 18, 2002
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1326
§ 1326. Time
(a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b), each commission, commissioners and registrars or clerks appointed by the commission shall receive, during ordinary business hours and during additional hours as the commission prescribes, at the office of the commission and at additional places as the commission designates, applications from individuals who appear and claim that they are entitled to be registered as electors of a municipality.
(b) Deadlines.--In the administration of voter registration, each commission shall ensure that any applicant who is a qualified elector is registered to vote in an election when the applicant has met any of the following conditions:
(1) In the case of voter registration with a motor vehicle driver's license application under section 1323 (relating to application with driver's license application), if the valid voter registration application is submitted to the appropriate Department of Transportation office not later than 30 days before the date of the election.
(2) In the case of registration by mail under section 1324 (relating to application by mail), if the valid voter registration mail application is postmarked not later than the deadline to register for the ensuing election or, in the case of an illegible or missing postmark, it is received not later than five days after the deadline to register for the ensuing election.
(3) In the case of voter registration at a voter registration agency under section 1325 (relating to government agencies), if the valid voter registration application is accepted at the voter registration agency not later than 30 days before the date of the election.
(4) In any other case, if the valid voter registration application of the applicant is received by the appropriate commission not later than 30 days before the election.
(c) Special rules.--
(1) In the case of a special election within a congressional, senatorial or representative district held on a day other than the day of a primary, general or municipal election, the registration application forms shall not be processed in the wards and election districts comprising the district for the 30 days prior to the special election for such election.
(2) No applications shall be received as follows:
(i) On Sundays.
(ii) On holidays.
(iii) On the day of the election.
(iv) During the 30 days next preceding each general, municipal and primary election except as provided in subsection (b).

Credits

2002, Jan. 31, P.L. 18, No. 3, § 1, effective in 45 days.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
1995, June 30, P.L. 170, No. 25, § 526 (25 P.S. § 961.526).
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1326, PA ST 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1326
Current through 2018 Regular Session Acts 1 to 87, 89 to 94, 97, 105, 107, 108, 111, 115, 124, 128, 131 to 133, 145, 153, 156, 158, 159, 161, 163 and 164
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