How to Register to Vote

October 19, 2020, is the last day to register before the November 3, 2020, general election.


To vote in Pennsylvania, you must first register to vote at least 15 days before the election. You must register to vote at the address where you actually live — your residence address. Owning property or a business in a county does not make you a resident of that county.

How It Works
  1. Fill out a voter registration application form. 

  2. Your county voter registration office reviews the form.  

  3. If your registration is accepted, you will get a voter registration card in the mail. The voter registration card will show your name, address, party affiliation, and the address where you will vote.

Upcoming Election & Deadlines


Federal Election

Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Voter registration deadline:

Monday, October 19, 2020


Deadline to request Absentee or Mail-in ballot:

October 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Deadline to return completed Absentee or Mail-in ballot:

November 3, 2020 by 8:00 pm

You Have 4 Ways to Register to Vote
  • online

  • by mail

  • in person at your county voter registration office

  • at PennDOT and some other government agencies.


The easiest way to register to vote is to use Pennsylvania’s accessible online form.