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If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Review the complete list acceptable forms of proof of identification for first time voters before heading to the polls.

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Pennsylvania voter registration deadlines

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


Pennsylvania voter registration rules

To register in Pennsylvania you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States at least one month before Election Day;
  • 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 Election Day;
  • Not have been in prison within the last five years for a felony conviction.

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.

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