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 - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/19/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Pennsylvania

Don’t miss your next election!

The voter registration deadline for Pennsylvania is Oct. 19th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must request your ballot by Oct. 27th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Pennsylvania:

When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

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

Applications for a mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by Oct. 27th at 5pm, and your completed ballot must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

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?

  • Yes, voters 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.