In advance of the approaching voter registration deadline, here is a slew of information to make sure your vote is counted this election.
Pennsylvania State | Monday, October 24 is the 2022 general election voter registration deadline. To ensure Pennsylvanians can vote this election, we have prepared a resource that includes information on general registration, registration status, updates, information for service members, mail-in ballots, and more.
To be eligible to register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district (municipality or precinct) in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the election
- At least 18 years of age on or before the date of the election
Register to vote HERE.
Pennsylvanians who are already registered to vote can check their registration status online and update their voter record with changes such as name or address. Pennsylvanians on active duty in the military or veterans who are otherwise unable to make it can register at any time HERE.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot for all Pennsylvanians. Election day is Tuesday, November 8, polls will be from 7 AM to 8 PM. To ensure their mail ballot is received before the 8 PM November 8 deadline, voters are advised to apply for their mail ballot as soon as possible, complete the ballot when they receive it, and return it to their county elections board right away.
In addition to registering online, eligible Pennsylvanians can register to vote by mail or in person at many locations, including:
- Their county voter registration office.
- County assistance offices.
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program offices.
- PennDOT photo and driver’s license centers
- Armed Forces recruitment centers
- The county clerk of orphans’ courts or marriage license offices
- Area Agencies on Aging
- county mental health and intellectual disabilities offices
- student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
- offices of special education in high schools
- Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated complementary paratransit providers
The Department of State’s website at vote.pa.gov offers a Ready to Vote toolkit and Resource Center where Pennsylvanians can find a wealth of information, such as:
- a polling place locator
- contact information for county boards of election
- video demonstrations of the voting system used in each county
- voter registration forms
- information on mail-in and absentee voting
- printer-friendly voter education materials
The following seven state agencies and programs are designated as Voter Registration Distribution Agencies that contain voter registration materials and information for their clients:
- Department of State at public Bureau of Elections, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, and Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations locations
- Department of Agriculture at events at the Farm Show Complex,
- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at 121 state park office locations
- Department of Corrections in connection with Bureau of Community Corrections services
- Department of Education at library locations
- Labor and Industry programs at CareerLink offices
- Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at state veterans homes
For more information on voter registration or the November 8 general election, call the Department of State’s year-round voter hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit vote.pa.gov.