If you’re a college student, the results of elections will potentially have a huge impact on your everyday life — but you can’t make a difference in that outcome unless you actually vote. College-aged voters have the potential to significantly impact political elections and to shape their own future, rather than have it shaped for them.
All voters must register four weeks prior to the election in order to vote in the upcoming election.
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Voters who register in Pennsylvania are asked to provide a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued identification number. A Social Security Number will be accepted if valid photo ID is unavailable. Applicants who cannot provide any of these forms of ID must check the appropriate box on their registration form.
Pennsylvania voters must reside in the same voting district for at least 30 days prior to the next election date in order to register in that district.
How to Register
By Mail: Pennsylvania voters may mail their signed registration form to the designated county voter registration office. A printable version of the application is available online.
Online: Those who wish to register online may submit an electronic application.
The deadline to register to vote for any election in Pennsylvania is 30 days before the scheduled election.
Where do I Vote?
Registered voters in Pennsylvania cast ballots in person at designated polling stations, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on scheduled election dates. Those who wish to locate their polling location may use an online address aggregator.
Applications for absentee voters in Pennsylvania are available through County Board of Elections offices.
In order to be eligible for an absentee ballot, voters must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Any Pennsylvania voter who wishes to request an absentee ballot must provide a copy of their valid driver’s license, passport, military ID or any other form of identification that includes their name, a photograph and an expiration date.
What you need to know
Students in Pennsylvania may register to vote in their school’s district if they wish to vote in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents’ address and vote in home district elections using an absentee ballot.
Elections in Pennsylvania are run through the Secretary of State’s office. For more information, please visit: www.votespa.com