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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 brave volunteers who wanted to make a difference.  That power still exists today and we encourage you top know your rights and take action!

Learn about advocacy and VOTE!

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!
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.

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