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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Cities and towns across Pennsylvania are holding local elections on Nov. 2nd, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The voter registration deadline is on Oct. 18th.

In Pennsylvania, you can vote in person on Election Day or vote by mail. Some jurisdictions will offer early voting with an absentee ballot. Check with your local elections office to see if you can vote early in person. Your polling place hours are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Varies by county

You may vote early in Pennsylvania in counties that offer in-person absentee voting up to 50 days before the election and until Oct. 26th.

To vote by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot no later than Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by county board of elections by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Alternatively, you can place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop box or deliver it in-person to your county board of elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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



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.


  • 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.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info