Nearly 5,000 Pennsylvanians have registered to vote online less than a week after the state launched the service, according to state government officials. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortes implemented online voter registration on Aug. 27. The Wolf Administration said it reached 4,920 applications by 3 p.m. Wednesday and expected to receive 5,000 by the end of the day.
“We were confident that Pennsylvanians would welcome online voter registration,” Cortés said in a prepared release.
“The numbers in the first days bear witness to what we predicted – that the online application will soon become the preferred option for eligible citizens who wish to register or make changes in their registration.”