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November 4th, 2014 is Election Day in Pennsylvania.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. The last day to register to vote for this election is October 6th, 2014.
Registration Details

To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:

  • a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election

  •  a resident of Pennsylvania

  •  least 18 years of age

Once you register to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence or name. To see if you are registered to vote, you can call 1-877-VOTESPA.

There are several ways to register to vote. You can register:

  • in person

  •  by mail

  •  at a government agency.

To request a voter registration application by phone, contact 1-800-552-VOTE. Voter registration forms are also available at most government offices. Additionally, there are also applications available at the ActionAIDS office.

If you need assistance on Election Day or would like assistance with a ride to vote, you may contact Project H.O.M.E at (215) 232-7272.
Know your rights!

You only need to bring ID if it is the first time you are voting at your polling place. A photo ID such as a student or employee ID is acceptable. A non-photo ID such as your voter registration card, a bank statement, a paycheck or a bill in your name is also appropriate. Please note: you are not allowed to be turned away from voting due to lack of photo ID.

If you are formerly incarcerated, awaiting trial or serving time for a misdemeanor, you are still able to vote, as long as you are released from prison and not in a halfway house or correctional facility on pre-release status.

You may still vote even if you do not have a permanent address. You may use the address of a shelter program with whom you have an established relationship with. To establish a temporary address for voting purposes, visit: Broad Street Ministry (215-735-4847) at 315 S. Broad Street, Monday – Friday, 11:30am 1:30pm and Wednesday, 4pm-6pm.

Advocacy and ActionAIDS

HIV and AIDS services exist because people infected and affected by the disease stood up for themselves and the people they love. ActionAIDS was founded in 1986 by a group of idealistic volunteers who wanted to make a difference.

Today, there is still work to be done. You can TAKE ACTION and help people living with HIV/AIDS by simply reading about the issues below and taking a minute to email your legislator. ActionAIDS makes it easy!

Learn more about the issues that affect people living with HIV & AIDS by reading the 2013 World AIDS Day special, jointly produced by ActionAIDS and Philadelphia Gay News.

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