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VOTER ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to register, you must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district for at least 30 days before the next election
  • at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election *

* You do not have to wait until you turn 18 years old to register. You can register to vote before you turn 18 if there are no other elections prior to you turning 18.

REGISTERING TO VOTE

To vote in Pennsylvania, you must be registered by the established voter registration deadline, which is approximately 30 days before Election Day. Registered voters can vote for any candidate in General and Special Elections, but only registered Republicans can vote in Republican Primary Elections or sign nomination petitions for Republican candidates.

Pennsylvanians can register onlineby mail, or in person at their county Board of Elections and many state government offices.

CRITICAL VOTER DEADLINES

Applications must be postmarked or received by your county Board of Elections by the deadline. If you register online, your application must be submitted prior to 11:59 pm on the day of the deadline.

For a full list of deadlines, please visit votespa.com.

If you are on active duty in the military, are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. See www.fvap.gov for more information.

PETITION CIRCULATION PERIOD

For a full list of petition circulation deadlines, please visit votespa.com.

VOTING BY ABSENTEE OR MAIL-IN BALLOT

Pennsylvania allows voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day to vote by absentee or mail-in ballot.