REGISTER TO VOTE
Once you know you are eligible to vote, the next step is to register. In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies. Individuals who have moved, undergone a name change or wish to change party affiliation will need to register again and provide the applicable new information on the registration form.
You can register to vote in person at the York County Department of Elections and Voter Registration, located in the basement of the York County Administrative Center. The Administrative Center, the former county courthouse, is located at 28. E. Market St. in York City.
1. You can register to vote by mail in two ways:
B. Get a Voter Registration Mail Application Form from York County Department of Elections and Voter Registration, the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county election offices supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.
2. Next, you must print, complete, sign and deliver your form to the York County Department of Elections & Voter Registration by mail or in person at 28. E. Market St. in York City.
You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.
In addition to PennDOT, you can register to vote at many other state government offices, including:
- State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
- Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
- County Clerk of Orphans' Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Centers for Independent Living
- County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
- Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
- Offices of Special Education
- DA Complementary Paratransit offices
Pennsylvania law provides for permanent voter registration, unless the voter's registration should be cancelled in accordance with law. All electors, except those in the military service of the United States and bedridden or hospitalized war veterans unavoidably absent from their county of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote.