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Pennsylvania Voter Information

Visit the Secretary of State’s website or your county’s website to learn about upcoming local elections!

Register to vote

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

Voter checklist

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide

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.