Upcoming Elections in Pennsylvania

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

How can I find my polling location?

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

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General election Day`
Absentee Ballot return deadline : First day before the Novem-ber election on which official applications for civilian absentee ballots from certain persons listed as follows may be received by the county boards of elections. September 19,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Not later than this day, the county board of elections must transmit bal-19 lots and balloting materials to all covered vot-ers under UMOVA who by this date submit a valid military-overseas ballot application September 23,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to REGISTER to vote before the November 8 General Election October 11,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: As soon as possible after ballots are printed and in no event later than this day, the county boards of elections must be-gin to deliver or mail all absentee ballots for the November election . October 25,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: From this day, the county boards of elections shall make the Registered Absentee Voters’ File available for public in-spection until the day the county board cer-tifies the returns . November 1,2016
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

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

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Pennsylvania does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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