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Pennsylvania

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

May 17, 2022

Pennsylvania Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received by: May 2, 2022
  • In-person request by: May 2, 2022
  • Online request by: May 2, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: May 10, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: May 17, 2022
  • In-person received: May 17, 2022
Early Voting: Varies by county. Pennsylvania does not offer early voting, but counties may make mail ballots available to voters in person up to 50 days before Election Day.

November 8, 2022

Pennsylvania General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received by: October 24, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 24, 2022
  • Online request by: October 24, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 1, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: Varies by county. Pennsylvania does not offer early voting, but counties may make mail ballots available to voters in person up to 50 days before Election Day.

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to vote

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Absentee Voting / Vote By Mail

No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Pennsylvania.

You can apply for absentee voting if you are registered to vote. The County Board of Elections must receive absentee voting applications no later than 5PM on the Tuesday before Election Day.

You can download the application and see acceptable reasons here

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.