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Everything You Need to Know About Registering to Vote in Pennsylvania


As April 23rd — the date of the Pennsylvania 2024 presidential primary — fast approaches, it is important for eligible voters to register in time to participate.

Below is some helpful information to guide you through the registration process.

Can I Register to Vote in Pennsylvania?

To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next election.
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next election.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election.

How Do I Register to Vote in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania currently offers four methods to register to vote.

For those who wish to register to vote by mail, application forms are available in a number of different languages including Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

Once your voter registration application has been submitted, you will be mailed a Voter Registration Card within two weeks of submitting your application. If you have not received your card in two weeks, be sure to contact your county voter registration office.

How Late Can I Register?

Individuals must be registered to vote fifteen days before an election in order to be eligible to vote. In order to vote in this April’s upcoming election, individuals must register by April 8th.

How Do I Know that I’m Registered?

Individuals may verify their registration status by accessing this link.

How Do I Update My Information?

Those who have moved or changed addresses, changed names, or wish to change their party affiliation must update their voter registration. To do so, individuals may use the voter registration application form which can be submitted online, by mail, and in person, making sure to check the appropriate box on the form to indicate their reason for submitting the form (change of name/address/party).

Other Information for First Time Voters:

When voting at a polling place for the first time, individuals are required to show proof of identification. This identification does not have to include a photo.

Accepted forms of photo identification include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

Accepted forms of non-photo identification include:

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

For further information regarding voter registration in Pennsylvania, visit https://www.vote.pa.gov/Register-to-Vote/Pages/default.aspx

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