If youâre voting for the first time in an upcoming election, the information below can help you ensure youâre 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 driverâs license or PennDOT ID card
ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
ID issued by the U.S. Government
U.S. Armed Forces 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:
An individual who is or may be in the military service of the United States, regardless of whether at the time of voting the person is present in the election district of residence or in the Commonwealth and regardless of whether the elector is registered to vote.
A spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person in the military service of the United States and who expects on Election Day to be absent from his/her municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
A member of the Merchant Marine, and his/her spouse and dependents residing with or accompanying the Merchant Marine, who expect on Election Day to be absent from the Commonwealth or the municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m).
A member of a religious or welfare group attached to and serving with the armed forces, and their spouse and dependents residing with or accompanying him or her, who expect on Election Day to be absent from the Commonwealth or the municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m).
An individual who, because of the elector's duties, occupation or business (including leaves of absence for teaching, vacations, and sabbatical leaves), expects on Election Day to be absent from his/her municipality of residence during the entire period the polls are open for voting, and the spouse and dependents of such electors who are residing with or accompanying the elector and for that reason also expect to be absent from his/her municipality during the entire period the polls are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m).
A qualified war veteran elector who is bedridden or hospitalized due to illness or physical disability if the elector is absent from the municipality of his residence and unable to attend his/her polling place because of such illness or disability, regardless of whether the elector is registered to vote.
A person who, because of illness or physical disability, is unable to attend his/her polling place or to operate a voting
machine and obtain assistance by distinct and audible statements. (Note: A disabled elector may be placed on a permanently disabled absentee file).
A spouse or dependent accompanying a person employed by the Commonwealth or the Federal Government, in the event that the employee's duties,
occupation or business on Election Day require him/her to be absent from the Commonwealth or the municipality of residence
during the entire period the polls are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m).
A county employee who expects that his Election Day duties relating to the conduct of the election will prevent the employee from voting.
A person who will not attend a polling place on Election Day because of the observance of a religious holiday.
Students can establish residency in Pennsylvania if they have a present intention to remain at their Pennsylvania school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home.Students attending school in Pennsylvania may register and vote at their school address, and Pennsylvania law gives students the explicit right to register to vote in the district where they live while attending college.
If you lived in Pennsylvania before moving elsewhere to attend school, and wish to cast a vote in Pennsylvania, you should have no problem doing so unless you register to vote in another state. Like most states, Pennsylvania allows students to keep their voting residency even if they move out of the district to attend school, and the only way you will lose this residency is by establishing residency in a new state.
Mover's Guide: Pennsylvania
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
If you moved to Pennsylvania from another state, you must register to vote in Pennsylvania to be able to vote.The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election.
If you moved from out of state, you are eligible to register if you have been a citizen of the United States for at least one month and if you have been a resident of Pennsylvania and of the election district in which you want to vote for the thirty days prior to the day of the election.
If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote at that polling place after confirming your new address at the polling place. This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.
If you moved to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after confirming your new address in writing.
If you moved to a new address that is in a different county, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after confirming your new address in writing.
Pennsylvania Political Parties
America First Party of Pennsylvania
Post Office Box 527 Ridgway, PA 15853 Phone: 814-342-8320 Phone: 814-634-8472 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.americafirstparty.org/contacts/pa.shtml
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