Voter registration

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Information for Pennsylvania

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen 30 days before Election Day

Be 18 years old on Election Day

Be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district 30 days before Election Day

Not be confined in a penal institution, community confinement facility, or other alternative correctional facility for conviction of a felony unless you will be released prior to the election

Have not been convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

You generally do not need to show ID if voting in person.
But if you are voting at your polling place for the first time, you will need to show ID. You can use any of the following forms of ID:
Pennsylvania drivers license or PennDOT ID card

ID issued by the US Government or any Commonwealth agency

US Passport

US Armed Forces ID

Student ID

Employee ID

If you do not have a photo ID, you can use a non-photo identification that includes your name and address.
Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office

Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth or US Government

Firearm permit

Current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck

Government check

If you applied to vote on a mail-in or absentee ballot and did not provide either a state-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number, you may be required to show proof of identification. You can use any of the following forms of ID:
U.S. Passport

U.S. Military ID (active duty and retired military ID may designate an expiration date that is indefinite). Military dependents’ ID must contain a current expiration date

Employee photo identification issued by federal, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania county, or Pennsylvania municipal government

Photo identification issued by an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning

Photo identification issued by a Pennsylvania care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences and personal care homes


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions