To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the PA Department of Transportation (PA DOT).
Online registration form (in English and Spanish).
Printable forms (in English and Spanish).
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party : You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required.
For online voter registration, a Pennsylvania drivers license or state ID is required.Mail-in Registration
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020 Governor Wolf has issued Executive Order 2020-02 to allow for mail-in voting.
First-time voters who meet certain requirements must present either a current and valid photo ID with their name and address OR a U.S. Passport name and address.
If you cannot meet either of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
Voters who are not voting for the first time can present:
For more information regarding identification needed to vote.
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Application for Absentee Ballot (English).
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
Election Day is November 3, 2020
Dates of other elections and filings can be found on the PA Department of State website.
Campaign Finance Information is through the PA Department of State or the County Election Offices. State fillings are searchable on the following website.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
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