Information For Voters

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Important 2019 Dates

October 7

Last day to register to vote before the November election

October 29

Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot

November 1

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots



November 6

First day to register to vote after November election

November 12

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 4)

FAQ For Voters

Can I vote in PA? How do I check my voter registration status? How do I register to vote? Where is my polling place? 

Find answers to these and other questions at or 877-868-3772.

What time do the polls open and close? 

Polls are open on election day from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Do I need ID to vote? 

Only if this is your first time voting at a new polling place or it’s been more than 4 years since you last voted. For forms of accepted ID check on

Can someone assist me at the polls?

Yes, you have the right to assistance from a relative, friend, neighbor or other voter.

What should I do if I want to report a problem or have trouble at the polls?

Call the Department of State Voter Hotline at 1-877-868-3772 or the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-867-8683. Voters with disabilities can call Disability Rights PA at 717-839-5227 or email them at

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

In Pennsylvania, voters can apply for an absentee ballot for several different reasons. If, for instance, they will be out of town on election day due to business, are a student living away from home, are unable to vote at their polling place due to illness or disability, or serve in the military. To learn more about absentee voting and to apply online for an absentee ballot, go to

How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

Registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot online with a valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDot) at in a new tab) .

Military and overseas voters should visit for information on how they can obtain an absentee ballot.

Can I vote if I have been convicted of a felony?

Many people who have been convicted of a felony are eligible to vote in PA. Find out whether you are eligible at

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