Voter Registration in Pennsylvania

Get registered and ready to vote in Pennsylvania! 

This page covers:

   Pennsylvania Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Pennsylvania Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Pennsylvania Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Pennsylvania.

You are eligible to vote in Pennsylvania if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 30 days before the election.
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day. 

You cannot register to vote in Pennsylvania if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • You have been declared incapacitated by a court of law.




Pennsylvania Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Pennsylvania does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Pennsylvania’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 15 days before Election Day. 

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county’s voter registration office.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use Pennsylvania’s Department of State website to check your registration and find your polling location.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Pennsylvania use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Pennsylvania school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Pennsylvania if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

You can use a student photo ID if it meets Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements.


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How to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania

Submit the form below to register in  online.

You can also complete a written application form and return it. Visit your county’s voter registration office if you want to register in person.

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