Warren County League of Women Voters
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.

                                                                                  2017 Election Dates
March 22, 2017 - Candidates: Last day to withdraw before the Election: Last Day for Withdrawal by Candidates who Filed Nomination Petitions
April 17, 2017 - Voter Registration Ends: Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 9, 2017 - Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last Day to Apply for Civilian Absentee Ballot
May 9, 2017 - Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last Day for County Board of Elections to Receive Voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
May 23, 2017 - 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 15)

May 16, 2017 - MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION

August 14, 2017 - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary
October 10, 2017 - Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to REGISTER before the NOVEMBER election
October 31, 2017 - Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last Day to Apply for a Civilian Absentee Ballot
November 3, 2017 - Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last Day for County Board of Elections to Receive voted Civilian Absentee Ballots
November 14, 2017 - 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 6)

November 7, 2017 - MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION