Your vote is your voice. As Sydney Busis (z”l), former chairman and one of the founders of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh once said:
“We think of voting…as a way of life. We grew up with this concept and we just assume it is going to continue in the years ahead. However, we cannot take the democratic process for granted. We cannot presume that law and order, as we know it, will carry on and on….
The Holocaust has taught us that a legitimate government in our western society can pass laws—vicious laws—that lead to imprisonment, torture, murder and annihilation of a people based upon their religious beliefs or ethnic origin.
We, as Americans, must be constantly alert and must be fully aware of events occurring about us—no matter how minuscule or innocuous they may seem—events or pronouncements that foment hate and might and could lead to the denial of rights to segments of our population.
We must be ready to respond to these challenges; and if we cannot personally respond, we must support those organizations and institutions that can respond.”
In this spirit, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to share these (nonpartisan) civic resources as we approach the general election:
Resources for voting in Pennsylvania:
- Pennsylvania Voter Registration Application
- Find your voter registration status
- Find your polling place
- Sign up for a mail-in or absentee ballot
- For additional resources, including Spanish-language forms, visit votespa.com.
Key Pennsylvania Voting Dates:
- October 19, 2020- Deadline to register to vote
- October 27, 2020 at 5pm – Deadline for county election office to receive mail-in/absentee ballot application
- November 3, 2020 at 8pm – Deadline for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots
- November 3, 2020 – General Election
- November 10, 2020 – Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)
Voting outside of Pennsylvania? Visit vote.org to find all the resources you need for voting in your state.
This blog post from MyMove.com is a handy state-by-state guide to mail-in voting and changing your voter registration address.