There’s a feeling of optimism and hope in the air every time the calendar turns from one year to the next, and we all set goals and resolve to make positive changes in our lives.
This year is particularly special for those who want to see changes in our country; 2020 is an election year! On Nov. 3, registered voters can have their voices heard and show their support for the national, state, and local government leaders they feel will best represent their interests.
At Silver & Silver, the decisions of lawmakers greatly impact all our clients, whether they’re pursuing Social Security disability, personal injury, workers’ compensation, or other employment-related cases. Our Social Security attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, are especially concerned about recent rule changes proposed by the current administration that would alter the way the Social Security Administration determines eligibility. These changes are projected to cut off benefits to hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans, including seniors and children.
That’s why Silver & Silver strongly encourages all residents of the Greater Philadelphia area to exercise their right to vote and have their voice heard in the upcoming 2020 election.
Registering to vote is simple, quick, and convenient, and it gives ordinary citizens the opportunity to stand up for what they believe in by participating in the democratic process.
Any Pennsylvania resident who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 years old or older by Election Day is eligible to vote and must do so by October 4, 2020, in order to vote in the November election. In New Jersey, U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old are eligible to vote, and the deadline in that state is October 13, 2020.
Be sure to check the specific voter registration guidelines in your state for more details. In general, voters must register in the county where they live, using their residential, not business, address. Registration can be done in a number of different ways, including:
- By Mail
- By visiting the voter registration office in your county
- By visiting a PennDOT location or other government agency
It might take you all year, or longer, to fulfill some of your New Year’s resolutions, but registering to vote is something you can take care of in just a few minutes. Don’t wait to check this important task off your 2020 to-do list! If we all do our civic duty, together, we can make this new decade a great one for our country.