State of Pennsylvania Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Pennsylvania General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Sat Oct 6, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Early Voting

none on record

Pennsylvania State House District 133 Special Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

New Voter Registration

Sun Nov 5, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Nov 28, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Fri Dec 1, 2017

Early Voting

none on record

Pennsylvania State Primary Election held on Tue May 15, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 16, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue May 8, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Fri May 11, 2018

Early Voting

none on record

Registration

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.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

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.

You are eligible to vote in Pennsylvania if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Pennsylvania you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Pennsylvania ID Number
  • Your Pennsylvania Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Pennsylvania, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License
  • Valid Employee ID
  • ID Issued by Commonwealth Agency
  • Valid ID Issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Valid Federal Issued ID

A non-photo ID must contain your current address.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Pennsylvania General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Nov 5, 2018 Received by Mon Nov 5, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • Post received by Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:00pm EST
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • Post received by Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:00pm EST

Pennsylvania State House District 133 Special Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sun Nov 5, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sun Nov 5, 2017
  • Postmarked by Sun Nov 5, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sun Nov 5, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Dec 4, 2017 Received by Mon Dec 4, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Dec 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00pm EST
  • Postmarked by Mon Dec 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00pm EST

Pennsylvania State Primary Election held on Tue May 15, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 16, 2018
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 16, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 16, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon May 14, 2018 Received by Mon May 14, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon May 14, 2018
  • Post received by Tue May 22, 2018 5:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Mon May 14, 2018
  • Post received by Tue May 22, 2018 5:00pm EDT

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail and arrive prior to the election to assure your ballot is counted. Blank ballots may be downloaded.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed voter registration/ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail and arrive prior to the election to assure your ballot is counted. In Pennsylvania, if you are a Uniformed Services member, registration is not required. Blank ballots may be downloaded.