Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
Where Do I Vote?
How Can I Vote?
- Pennsylvania residents who want to remain registered in their home county and vote absentee may do so if they have an acceptable excuse, which includes being away for college.
- Application Deadlines: Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by your county clerk by the 7th day before the election. Completed absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
- Voters are required to provide their PA driver’s license or ID number, the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number or a copy of an ID when applying for an absentee ballot. Students may use a photocopy of a photo student ID card from an accredited public or private institution of higher learning in PA as ID.
- Pennsylvania also offers emergency absentee ballots for voters who did not know or have reason to apply for an absentee ballot before the regular deadline. Applications for emergency absentee ballots must be notarized and submitted to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day
On Election Day:
The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
This Guide was prepared by FELN staff who are not licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and FELN intends that the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania legal professional.