Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

If you have one, have your Pennsylvania’s driver’s license or PennDOT ID available to reference as you complete the application.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

pavoterservices.state.pa.us

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at your Pennsylvania address by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail for a felony

How to Vote

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Voting locations are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Absentee ballot received by
November 4

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Voting locations are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be registered to vote in Pennsylvania. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Live at your current address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be in jail or prison for a felony

In person ID requirements

If you’re voting for the first time at your voting location, bring one of the following photo IDs with you:

  • Photo ID issued by any Pennsylvania agency or the US government
  • US passport
  • US Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

If you don’t have a photo ID you can bring any of the following:

  • Confirmation from a county voter registration office
  • Non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check

By mail ID requirements

If you don’t have a Pennsylvania driver’s license number, state ID number, or Social Security number, you must attach a copy of one of the following photo IDs with your ballot application that shows your name, photo, and has an expiration date that’s current:

  • Photo ID issued by any Pennsylvania agency or the US government
  • US passport
  • US Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

Frequently Asked Questions