Voting In Pennsylvania

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE.

You do not need a Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card to register online. Applicants with no PennDOT number may upload a digital signature or submit their signature by mail to complete the registration process.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Thirty (30) days before Election Day.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Elections Office.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Thirty (30) days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Pennsylvania voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Pennsylvania.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) before the end of the calendar year and on or before Election Day may register.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Pennsylvania but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote at the polling place associated with their old address after confirming your new address in writing.

NEW Address, NEW County
Voters can vote at the polling place associated with their old address after confirming their new address in writing.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUESTED. First time voters will be asked to provide ID from a list of approved IDs. Voters who cannot provide the requested ID may vote a Provisional Ballot.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their County Elections Office.

DOWNLOAD & PRINT FORMS
Absentee Ballot Application
Permanent Absentee Ballot Application
Emergency Absentee Ballot Application
"Last Minute" Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received by 5:00pm the Tuesday before Election Day.
Emergency: Received by 5:00pm the Friday before Election Day.
Last Minute: Received by 8:00pm on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Pennsylvania voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Pennsylvania.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Elections Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Pennsylvania voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Pennsylvania can check out Pennsylvania's official page or visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Pennsylvania.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Pennsylvania.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE
• Voters who will be released before the next Election can register to vote.
• Voters awaiting trial, or on probation and/or parole may register to vote and vote.
• Voters convicted of violating the Pennsylvania Election Code will have their rights restored four (4) years after the date of their conviction.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.