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Pennsylvania

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

April 23, 2024

Pennsylvania State & Presidential Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Received by: April 8, 2024
  • Erie County has changed the deadline to April 9, 2024

Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: April 16, 2024 5:00PM EDT
Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: April 23, 2024 8:00PM EDT
Early Voting
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: March 5 – April 23, 2024
  • (Contact your local official to confirm dates and locations)

November 5, 2024

Pennsylvania General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Received by: TBA
Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: TBA
Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: TBA
Early Voting
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: TBA
  • (Contact your local official to confirm dates and locations)

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting / Vote By Mail

No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Pennsylvania. You can apply for vote by mail or absentee voting if you are registered to vote, either online or by mail. The County Board of Elections must receive absentee voting applications no later than 5PM on the Tuesday before Election Day (Instructions also available in Chinese in the link above).

Return your ballot by mail or hand-deliver your ballot before 8 pm on election day to your:

Download the application and see details here

In-Language Material

APIAVote sent translated mailers to over 1 million AAPI households in order to inform them on how, where and when to vote, in their preferred language. Click the link below to see the mailer sent to Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania 2022 Voter Guide (Chinese simplified & Korean)

Pennsylvania 2022 Voter Guide (Arabic & Urdu)

Pennsylvania 2022 Voter Guide (Tagalog & Vietnamese)

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM ET

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

Only first time voters must bring a photo ID to the polls. Acceptable IDs include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

If you do not have a photo ID, you can use ID that includes your name and address.  Accepted forms of non-photo ID include:

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.