State of Pennsylvania Elections & Voting
Election Day is November 8
- October 24 Deadline to register to vote (no same-day registration)
- November 1 Deadline for election authority to receive request for mail-in or absentee ballot
- November 8 Deadline for election authority to receive mail-in or absentee ballots
- November 8 Election day
To register to vote in Pennsylvania, you must:
- Be a United States citizen for at least 30 days before the election
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register for at least 30 days before the election
- Be 18 years old by election day
How to register to vote:
- by mail
- in person at your county voter registration office
- at PennDOT and some other government agencies.
Voter ID Requirements
You do not need to show ID at the poll, unless it’s your first time voting at a new polling place. If it’s your first time voting at a new location, you must bring one of the approved forms of identification. Your ID doesn’t need to be a photo ID. There are many forms of non-photo ID that are acceptable.
In Pennsylvania, you have two options for mail ballots.
- Mail-in ballot – Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.
- Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness that prevents you from going to your polling place on election day, you can request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
To apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot:
- Apply online
- Download and complete a paper mail-in or absentee ballot application
- Complete the online request form to have a paper application mailed to you
- Apply in person at your county election boardor other designated locations
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Pennsylvania
- ‘Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
Tribes in Pennsylvania
Federally recognized tribes
State recognized tribes
Native Vote Coordinators
Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!
Major Party Contact Information
Chairman, Marcel Groen
Chairman, Rob Gleason