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Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

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
Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 1, 2022
Completed Mail-in 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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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:
  • county election office or
  • other officially designated site
  • Some counties are providing drop-boxes for mail ballots.
  • Download the application and see details 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.