How to Register

Steps to be taken to vote:

Register to vote – for the first time you can register to vote online which is quick and easy.
You can also download a Voter Registration form to mail to your County Voter Registration Office. Forms can be found at Libraries, welfare offices, military recruitment offices, and the County Registration Office.

Note: you must register 30 days in advance of the next election.

Learn more about the issues, who is running and candidate ideas:

You can find who is running on or visit candidates’ websites when available. Look for debates and forums where you can ask candidates about issues of importance to you.

Absentee ballots are available for those who are not able to go to the polls on Election Day, because of illness, disability, vacation, employment and military service. This process can take several weeks, so plan ahead!
You must request an absentee ballot application from the County Board of Elections or download a copy from the website.
This form should be completed and sent to the Election Bureau. They will mail you an Absentee ballot.
The Absentee Ballot must be returned to the Election Bureau by 5 PM Friday before the election. Military absentee ballots can be received up to 7 days after the election.

PA’s Department of Election’s website VotesPA provides you with a surplus of information to help make registering and voting easier.

Voter Registration Requirements
Find you Polling Place
Voting Machine Demos
County Contacts and Websites
Provisional Ballots