Google "why should I vote?" and you'll be given 101 reasons and more. Because you have a voice; because others have sacrificed to give you this right; because your country needs your participation. John Locke said, "voting is the natural right of the self-governed."

Today is the last day to register--and there's still time!

To register, complete your application today. Submit via the Pa Voter Services website, or by mail to your county voter registration office (as long as it’s postmarked by today). Download a blank voter registration form here. Keep your PA driver’s licence or PennDOT ID handy, if you have one, to reference when you complete the application.

If you are on active duty in the military, or you’re a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register any time. See for more information.

As the election season gets into full swing, keep an eye on for political news and information about local candidates.

This story was compiled by an NCPA staff reporter from submitted news. To see a list of our editorial staff please visit our staff directory.