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Register to vote in Pennsylvania

There are a few ways to get registered to vote in Pennsylvania.

We've compiled helpful information to figure out the next step in getting registered and answer some of your questions.

Who Can Register to Vote in Pennsylvania?

To register to vote you must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next election.

  2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next election. 

  3. Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

How Do I Register to Vote in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania offers online voter registration. You can fill out and submit your application here

You can also register in person at your county voter registration office, at the DOT when you obtain or update your license, or by mail.

Do I Need a PennDOT Identification Card to Register to Vote?

No, you can register without a PA Identification Card.

How Late Can I Register to Vote?

You must be registered to vote at least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote. The deadline for the May 16th election is May 1st.

How Do I Know If I'm Registered?

You can check your registration here.

Do I Have to be Affiliated With a Political Party?

You can choose "No Party" however if you would like to vote in a primary election you must be registered with a Republican or Democratic party affiliation

What Happens After I Submit My Registration Application?

Once your application has been approved you will be mailed a Voter Registration Card. You should receive it within 2 weeks of turning in your application. If you have not received your card after two weeks, contact your county office.

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