Pennsylvania

47% of 18-29 year olds voted in Pennsylvania in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 19, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Pennsylvania voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen for at least one month before Election Day, a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before Election Day, and at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day.

  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Pennsylvania or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 19, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are four primary methods of registering to vote in Pennsylvania: online registration, by mailing in a printable application, in-person registration at your county voter registration office, or at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation locations and some other government agencies.

  • Further voter registration information for Pennsylvania can be found here.

This page was last updated on 10/19/2020.

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Pennsylvania offers absentee and by-mail voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Pennsylvania voters are eligible to vote by mail. Click here to access Pennsylvania’s printable by-mail voting application and here for Pennsylvania’s online by-mail voting application.

  • The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is October 27, 2020 at 5pm.
  • Your completed mail-in ballot must be postmarked by 8pm on Election Day and received by your County Election Office by 5pm November 6, 2020 in order to be counted. If you are returning your ballot in-person, you must do so by 8pm on Election Day.
  • Further absentee and by-mail voting information for Pennsylvania is listed here.

Early Voting

Pennsylvania does not offer early voting.

 

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-8pm.

  • If you are voting for the first time at a Pennsylvania polling location, you will need to show a form of photo or non-photo ID. More information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Pennsylvania voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on 10/19/2020.

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