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Pennsylvania Voter Information

Palm cards for general election and voting for judges

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General election information

Judicial elections information

What is on the ballot?

This fall, voters in Pennsylvania will elect new judges to Pennsylvania’s statewide and municipal courts. Judges hold very powerful positions in state government. They interpret Pennsylvania law and make decisions that impact every aspect of life for Pennsylvanians, including criminal justice, housing, employment law, and family law. Judicial elections are your opportunity to make sure that the judges in your state are qualified to understand and apply the law. It is important that you exercise your right to decide who represents you in the Pennsylvania’s courts.

This fall, there will be elections for Pennsylvania’s statewide courts: the Commonwealth Court, the Superior Court, and the Supreme Court. There may also be local judicial elections for magisterial district courts or the Court of Common Pleas in your area. Find out more about local judicial elections in your area.


Important dates

State and local elections

  1. Deadline to register to vote
  2. Early Voting Ends. Last day to request mail-in or absentee ballot.
  3. Election Day. Polls open 7 AM to 8 PM. Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by your county election board by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Register to vote

You can register to vote online, by mail or in person. You can also register by calling 1.877.VOTESPA (1.877.868.3772)

Voter checklist

Know your rights

Under Pennsylvania law, you have a right to:

Vote with a felony conviction if you:

  • Are awaiting trial on felony or misdemeanor charges;
  • Will be released from a correctional facility or halfway house by Election Day;
  • Are on probation or parole; or
  • Are under house arrest.

You can also vote if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor.

ID requirements

If you are voting for the first time at your polling place, you must present identification. The following are acceptable forms of ID:

  • PA driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • Student ID
  • Firearm permit
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government or any PA state or local government agency
  • Employee ID
  • Current utility bill or bank statement
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter registration conformation issued by your county election board
  • Your recent paycheck
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. government or PA government
  • Government check

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Pennsylvania may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Pennsylvania affect you.