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Upcoming Elections in Pennsylvania

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General election Day
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to REGISTER to vote before the November 8 General Election October 11,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot for the November 8 General Election. November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots for the November 8 general Election. November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M . on November 7) November 15,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Pennsylvania state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

If you’re voting for the first time in an upcoming election, the information below can help you ensure you’re prepared once you arrive at the polls. All voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification. Approved forms of photo identification 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 a non-photo identification that includes your name and address. Approved forms of non-photo identification 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

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Voting is an easy process. As long as you are registered, you will be able to vote on Election Day. Voting systems vary from county to county, so know what to expect before you arrive at your polling location

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Pennsylvania?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Pennsylvania

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Pennsylvania?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Pennsylvania? Click here for more information

What's on Pennsylvania ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Pennsylvania?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Pennsylvania

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Pennsylvania if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Pennsylvania?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Pennsylvania? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote