2013 Events Calendar
|Municipal primary: First day to circulate and file nomination petitions
| Municipal primary: Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions||March 12,2013|
| Municipal primary: First day to circulate and file nomination papers||March 13,2013|
|Municipal primary: Last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions||March 27,2013|
|Municipal primary: Last day to REGISTER before the primary||April 22,2013|
|Municipal election: Last day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER election||October 7,2013|
|Municipal election: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot||October 29,2013|
|Municipal election: Last day County Board of Elections
to receive voted civilian absentee ballots||November 1,2013|
|Municipal Election||November 5,2013|
|Municipal election: Last day for County Board of Elections to
receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots
(must be postmarked no later than November 4)||November 12,2013|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day.
Photo ID Requested for November 2012 Election
Voters will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable photo ID on Election Day. All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise. Voter's names on their photo IDs do not need to exactly match their voter registration, but the names must substantially conform.
Acceptable IDs include:
- Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (including the Department of State Voter ID Card)
- PA Driver's License or Non-driver's License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)
- Valid U.S. passport
- U.S. military ID- active duty and retired military (a military or veteran's ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite). Military dependents' ID must contain an expiration date
- Employee photo ID issued by Federal, PA, PA County or PA Municipal government
- Photo ID from an accredited PA public or private institution of higher learning, including colleges, universities, seminaries, community colleges and other two-year colleges
- Photo ID issued by a PA care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences or personal care homes
What if you do not have one of these IDs
If you do not have one of these IDs, and require one for voting purposes, you may be entitled to get one FREE OF CHARGE at a PennDOT Driver License Center. To find the Driver License Center nearest you, and learn what supporting documentation you will need to get a photo ID visit PennDOT's Voter ID Website or call the Department of State's Voter ID Hotline at 1-877-VotesPA (868-3772).
In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If you are a first-time voter or have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register (or re-register) to vote. The registration process in Pennsylvania is quick and easy, and there are a variety of ways you can register.
In Pennsylvania, the deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election.
In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies.
To register to vote in the State of Pennsylvania, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be a US citizen for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least
30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
Voter Registration Deadlines
- Pennsylvania law provides for permanent voter registration, unless the voter's registration should be cancelled in accordance with law. All electors, except those in the military service of the United States and bedridden or hospitalized war veterans unavoidably absent from their county of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote.
- Remember that the deadline for registering is 30 days prior to each election.
- You can register to vote at a County Voter Registration Office or other designated sites.
- You can register to vote by mail in two ways:
- Get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.
- Download the Voter Registration Application. Print, complete, sign and deliver to your County Voter Registration Office by mail or in person.
Register to Vote at PennDOT
- You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.
Register to Vote at Government Agencies
- State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
- Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
- County Clerk of Orphans' Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Centers for Independent Living
- County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
- Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
- Offices of Special Education
- DA Complementary Paratransit offices
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