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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 15 days before Election Day.

2022

  • General Election registration deadline: October 24

  • General Election: November 8

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Official Election Websites

More election information at:

votesPA.com

 

Mail-in voter registration forms available at:

vote.pa.gov/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail/Absentee Ballot

 

All Pennsylvania voters can vote by mail.

 

Voters with a Pennsylvania driver's license or ID may request a mail ballot online at:

pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin

 

An application for printing and returning by mail or in person is available at:

votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Documents/PADOS_MailInApplication.pdf

 

To request a mail ballot, you must provide your driver's license number, state-issued ID number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, or a photocopy of a current ID that shows your name, photograph, and an expiration date. 

For more information, visit:

votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx.

 

Voters with disabilities can request a an accessible remote ballot. More information is available at: vote.pa.gov/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Accessible-Remote-Ballot-Marking-Solution-for-Mail-Voting.aspx.

 

Completed ballots must be received by your county election office before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

 

 

Absentee Voting

 

The state will continue to offer absentee voting alongside mail-in voting. Absentee voting requires an excuse, while mail-in voting does not, but any registered Pennsylvania voters may cast a mail-in ballot (see above). Request and return deadlines are the same for the mail-in ballots.

 

 

Early Voting

 

Any registered voter may request and cast a mail-in or absentee ballot in person at their county election board or another designated location. For early voting locations and hours, please contact your county election board.

Look up your county: vote.pa.gov/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

 

 

Election Day

 

Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you have the right to vote.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote? 

Pennsylvania does not require voters to present an ID to vote.

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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at:

pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx

 
 

 Every Vote Matters 

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Fair Elections Center Know Your Rights Guides

Fair Elections Center has created "Know Your Voting Rights" guides for ten states where we have focused our work to help voters if they encounter problems at the polls in the 2022 midterm elections. These guides will help give in-person voters the tools to assert their rights and protect their freedom to vote. Voters have important rights under federal law, but some of these rules at the polling place vary by state. While most voters will likely have a smooth voting experience, we want to make sure that they understand what to do if they do run into challenges or other hurdles at the polls.