1) Register online
2) Download and print the form
3) Register in Person at the Government Services Center (601 Westtown Road, Suite 150, West Chester PA). Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
4) Find more information
If you prefer, text the word “PA” to “2Vote” (28683) to receive a link to the online voter registration application, voter registration status checker, polling place locator, county offices / PA Department of State contact information.
How do I fill out the form and what can I expect after that?
If you do not have a Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, it is probably easier to register with the print form, because if you register online the state would have to send you a signature card for you to sign and return to them, and they would have to connect it accurately to your application.
The last day to register to vote for an election is 30 days before that election. Registrations received during those days will be put on hold and processed after the election.
Those age 17 who will turn 18 on or before the day of the next election can register before their birthday and vote after they are 18.
WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF SENDING IN YOUR REGISTRATION, YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A VOTER ID CARD IN THE MAIL. If you don’t, call Voter Services, 610 344-6410. Be sure you are on their list!!How do I do absentee ballots?
Apply online at chescodems.org/absentee-ballot-application/. Your ballot will be mailed you you. Apply early and return immediately. Ballot must be received by 5PM November 2. For more information, see here.
What if I need a military /overseas ballot?
Go to www.fvap.gov
Am I registered? Where do I vote?
Click here to look yourself up.
See the Precinct and Polling Place for every address in the state (but no voter names) Precinct maps are also located on a separate page of the website.
What ID will I need to vote?
You need an ID only if you have not voted before in the precinct where you will be voting. On Jan. 17, 2014, the Commonwealth Court struck down the Corbett voter ID law, which never took effect, as unconstitutional, discriminatory, and mismanaged, concluding that “the Voter ID Law renders Pennsylvania’s fundamental right to vote so difficult to exercise as to cause de facto disenfranchisement.”
See PA Department of State’s “EVERYONE VOTES PA” Toolkit here.
*** Pennsylvania does not have online voting, just online registration. ***