REGISTER AND VOTE
In order to vote in any election, you first must be a registered voter. If you are a first-time voter, have recently moved, changed your name or wish to change your party affiliation, you may need to register (or re-register) to vote. The registration process is quick and easy, and there are a variety of ways you can register.
Before you register to vote, you will want to make sure you:
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE? To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
Once you have registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name, or political party affiliation. Please note that any intentional false statement made on an application for voter registration constitutes perjury and is punishable by law.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS
A primary election is an election in which a political party nominates its candidates for an upcoming general election. In Pennsylvania you must be registered and enrolled in a political party to vote in that party's primary.
All registered voters are entitled to vote on Constitutional amendments, ballot questions and in all special elections that might be held at the same time as a primary election.
If you are already familiar with the above and would like to begin the the registration process immediately, you can download a voter registration by mail form. Please click here for the English version, or here for the Spanish version.
Not sure if you are registered to vote? You can find out by searching Pennsylvania's voter registration database here. You also can confirm your registration by contacting us or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA.