State of Pennsylvania Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your election district at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

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Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot from their county office up until 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election, unless they meet a requirement to be an absentee voter. In such cases, the registered voter must vote with an absentee ballot.

A registered Pennsylvania voter may request an absentee ballot if the voter meets ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are in the military, including the Merchant Marines
  • You are a spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person in the military, including the Merchant Marines
  • You are a member of a religious or welfare group attached to and serving with the military as well as his/her spouse
  • You are an individual who, because of their duties, occupation or business, expects to be absent on Election Day for the entire period the polls are open
  • You are a qualified war veteran who is bedridden or hospitalized due to illness or physical disability and absent from your residence and unable to attend the polling place
  • Because of illness or physical disability, you are unable to attend the polling place or operate a voting machine
  • You are a spouse or dependent accompanying a person employed by the Commonwealth or the federal government whose duties, occupation or business on Election Day require him/her to be absent and unable to vote at the polls
  • You are a county employee who expects that your Election Day duties relating to the conduct of the election will prevent you from voting
  • You will not attend a polling place on Election Day because of the observance of a religious holiday.

General Information