If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. You can find a full list of valid forms of ID that are accepted in PA in the section on In-Person Voter ID Requirements.

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Pennsylvania voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day

Election Day Registration:

N/A

Pennsylvania voter registration rules

To register in Pennsylvania you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States at least one month before the next election
  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election
  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)
  • not have been convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years

Pennsylvania voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.