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
You can find registration forms in other languages at: https://www.votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/How-to-Register-to-Vote.aspx
Your form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
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.