League of Women Voters of Warren County
Warren, Pennsylvania

Voter Registration Laws In Pennsylvania

In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If you are a first-time voter or have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register (or re-register) to vote. The registration process in Pennsylvania is quick and easy, and there are a variety of ways you can register.

In Pennsylvania, the deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election. In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies.

To register to vote in the State of Pennsylvania, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

                                                                                  2019 Election Dates
March 27, 2019 - Candidates: Last day to withdraw before the Election: Last Day for Withdrawal by Candidates who Filed Nomination Petitions
April 22, 2019 - Voter Registration Ends: Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 14, 2019 - Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last Day to Apply for Civilian Absentee Ballot
May 17, 2019 - Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last Day for County Board of Elections to Receive Voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
May 28, 2019 - Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last Day for County Board of Elections to receive voted Military and Overseas Absentee Ballots

                           (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on May 14)

May 21, 2019 - MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION

August 12, 2019 - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 7, 2019 - Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER election
October 29, 2019 - Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
November 1, 2019 - Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last Day for County Board of Elections to Receive voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
November 12, 2019 - Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots

                                      (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 5)

November 5, 2019 - MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION


For a complete listing of 2019 election dates, please visit

http://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/CandidatesCommittees/RunningforOffice/Documents/2018%20important%20dates.pdf