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How to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania in 2019

Everything you need to know about registering to vote in Pennsylvania before Election Day on November 5

We put together this guide on registering to vote in Pennsylvania so you can step into the voting booth on November 5, 2019, ready to go. Keep reading to find easy tips not only on how to register to vote in Pennsylvania but how to find out if you’re registered, who’s running for office and where to find your polling place.

Keep in mind that you must register to vote by October 7 to vote in the general election on November 5.

How to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania:

You can vote if you are a citizen of the United States for at least one month before Election Day, a resident of Philadelphia and your election district for at least 30 days before the Election Day, and at least 18 years of age on or before the day of election. You must be registered with a party to vote in a primary, and then you can only vote for candidates in that party.

You can register to vote online here or in person at the Philadelphia Voter Registration Office:

520 N. Columbus Boulevard, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

You can also mail in this application to the Philadelphia County Board of Elections (but remember, it needs to be in by October 7 to vote in the November 5, 2019, election):

Philadelphia County Board of Elections
Room 142 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

You’re Registered to Vote. Now What:

  1. Find your polling place here. This is the place you’ll vote on Election Day
  2. Will you be away on Election Day? Get an absentee ballot.
  3. Know your rights and responsibilities as a voter.
  4. Plan ahead: View a sample ballot.

Details on the Next Election:

The general election happens in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

We’ll be voting for a variety of important local and statewide offices, including Judge of the Superior Court, Mayor, Sheriff, Register of Wills and City Council. Find a complete list of candidates running here.

Good luck getting out the vote, Pennsylvania!