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Pennsylvania Voter Information

What is on the ballot?

Pennsylvania has important statewide elections this year.

This spring, there will also be special elections for:

  • State House District 24 and District 116 (April 5, 2022)
  • State Senate District 5 (May 17, 2022)

On November 8, 2022, Pennsylvanians will vote for:

  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • State House of Representatives (for all House Districts)
  • State Senate (for even-numbered Senate Districts)

Important dates

Special Election for State House District 24 and District 116

  • Monday, March 21, 2022: Last Day to register to vote
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022: Last day to request mail-in or absentee ballot
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Election Day. Polls open. Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by your county election board by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Special Election for State Senate District 5

  • Monday, May 2, 2022: Last day to register to vote
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Last day to request mail-in or absentee ballot.
  • Tuesday, May 17 2022: Election Day. Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by your county election board by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

General Primary for US House and Senate, Governor, Lt. Gov, State House and Senate

  • Monday, May 2, 2022: Last day to register to vote
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Last day to request mail-in or absentee ballot
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Election Day. Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by your county election board by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

General Election for US House and Senate, Governor, Lt. Gov, State House and Senate

  • Monday, October 24, 2022: Last day to register to vote
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022: Last day to request mail-in or absentee ballot.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022: Election Day. Polls open. 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 at https://bit.ly/RegistertoVotePA, 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.