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Pennsylvania voter registration guide

Pennsylvania voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 19, 2020

Check your Pennsylvania voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Pennsylvania registration using the Pennsylvania voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Pennsylvania voter registration rules

To register in Pennsylvania you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States at 30 days before Election Day
  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)

Register to vote online in Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania voters must include their Pennsylvania driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Pennsylvania online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 19, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Pennsylvania

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your PA driver’s license number. If you don't have one, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in this space.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is requested but not required.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be received by October 19, 2020

Register to vote in person in Pennsylvania

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Pennsylvania voters must provide their Pennsylvania driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Pennsylvania voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Pennsylvania elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth  
210 North Office Bldg.  
Harrisburg, PA 17120‐0029