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To register to vote in the State of Pennsylvania, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.


Voter Registration Deadlines

  • Pennsylvania law provides for permanent voter registration, unless the voter's registration should be cancelled in accordance with law. All electors, except those in the military service of the United States and bedridden or hospitalized war veterans unavoidably absent from their county of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote.

  • Remember that the deadline for registering is 30 days prior to each election


Register to Vote in Person

  • You can register to vote at a County Voter Registration Office or other designated sites


Register to Vote by Mail

  • You can register to vote by mail in two ways:

  • Get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.

  • Download the Voter Registration Application. Print, complete, sign and deliver to your County Voter Registration Office by mail or in person.

  • You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.


Register to Vote at Government Agencies

  • 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














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The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state. They begin on page 3 of the form and are listed alphabetically by state. After filling out this form, you must sign your name where indicated and send it to your state or local election office for processing. Be sure you mail it in an envelope with the proper amount of postage.

The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your state election office.  Read some FAQ's about moving and registering to vote and using the National Mail Voter Registration form. 





Voter Registration In Pennsylvania

In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If you are a first-time voter or have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register (or re-register) to vote. The registration process in Pennsylvania is quick and easy, and there are a variety of ways you can register.

In Pennsylvania, the deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election. In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies.



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