Voting in
Pennsylvania

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Pennsylvania, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Pennsylvania Election Website or call (877) 868-3772 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

6/2/2020
Primary Election Date
5/18/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Pennsylvania

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, Pennsylvania has moved its closed presidential primary to June 2nd. The new deadline to register to vote is now May 18th. The state is requesting that all voters use its new mail-in ballot system.  Your application for a mail-in ballot must be received by May 26th at 5 pm and your ballot must be received by 5pm on June 2nd.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. See Pennsylvania Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: N/A

If you would only like to vote absentee by-mail for one election because you are out of town, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). If you would like to participate in Pennsylvania's new mail-in ballot system for the year, you need to apply (click here). In either case your deadline for the request is April 21st at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your ballot, it must be received by April 28th at 8 pm.

The mail-in ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections. No excuse required.

 

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Voter ID + Access for Pennsylvania

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.