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Frequently Asked Questions About Voting in Pennsylvania
Am I eligible to vote?
If you are a citizen of the US, 18 years of age (or will be 18 before the election) and registered to vote and live in the PA and your election district for at least 30 days, you can vote! Click here to learn more about voter registration requirements. If you’re not sure you’re registered with the correct name, address, or party affiliation, check your PA voter registration status here.
How do I register to vote?
It’s now possible to register to vote online at PA Online Voter Registration. You can also get a registration form from your County Registration office or download a voter’s registration form and mail it to your County office.
I am in the military. How can I vote?
If you are a member of the military, click here to learn your voting rights.
I can’t make it on election day due to an emergency. What do I do?
If you can’t make it to the polls on election day, here are the options available to you:
- Absentee Ballots are a way to keep your right to vote.
- Alternative Ballots can be used for handicapped and senior voters who find their polling place non-accessible.
- Emergency Absentee Ballots can be filed on Election Day using the Emergency Absentee Ballot Application (PDF), Authorized Representative Form (PDF), and Certification of Designated Agent Form (PDF).
- Additional forms must be filed when an Emergency, Alternative and Absentee voter needs assistance. Click here to find the forms.
I went to the polls and my name was NOT LISTED in the poll book. What should I have done?
If your name is not listed, ask for a Provisional Ballot.
Where do I go to vote?
Click here to find your polling place.
Where can I see how a voting machine works?
Click here for a demonstration of a voting machine.
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