PENNSYLVANIA

Requirements to vote: 

  • 18 years old on or by the day before Election Day.

  • US citizen for 30 days before Election Day.

  • Resident of Pennsylvania for 30 days before Election Day.


How do I register?

  • In the state of Pennsylvania, you can register to vote online, via mail, or in person. 

  • To register online, go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx 

    • The deadline to register online is 30 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, fill out this form and mail it to your county elections office. You can find the form at: https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Documents/Voter_Registration_Application_English.pdf. You can find your county elections office’s address at: https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

  • To register in person, go to a county elections office to fill out the form in person. You can also find these forms at a local DMV when getting or updating a drivers’ license and at many state agencies, including the following:

    • State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities

    • Armed Forces Recruitment Centers

    • County Clerk of Orphans' Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau

    • Area Agencies on Aging

    • Centers for Independent Living

    • County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices

    • Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education

    • Offices of Special Education

    • DA Complementary Paratransit offices

    • Any agency using the Compass application

    • The deadline to register in person is 30 days before Election Day.

  • You do not have to affiliate with a party in order to vote in a general election. However, if you want to vote in a party’s primary election, you must register with that party.

  • If you legally change your name, move to a new address, or want to change your party affiliation, you may update your registration online.

    • The deadline to change your party affiliation is 30 days before Election Day.


Can I pre-register?

  • Pennsylvania does not have any specific policy listed on pre-registration; you should contact your local county clerk’s office for more information.

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