Pennsylvania

ABOUT THIS STATE

Pennsylvania is home to so many American heroes: Benjamin Franklin, Rocky Balboa, Gritty. It's also home to big wins: In 2018, you bested gerrymandering and got yourselves some fair representation in Washington. In 2020, you survived Four Season Total Landscaping—oh yeah, and elected Joe Biden. Now grab yourself a Wawa hoagie to fuel up for another big year. Pennsylvania has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on May 17, and the general will be held on November 8. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Keystone State. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

May 2

Primary Registration Deadline

May 10

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 17

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

May 10

Early Voting Ends (Start date varies by county)

May 17

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Pennsylvania Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    do it
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party by May 2nd.

    Update Your Registration
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by May 10th. Then, you can fill it out and return it by May 17th. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Pretty much, yes. Early voting starts as soon as your county election office has received ballots and it continues until May 10th. You can find your county election office below to find out when they receive ballots.

    Find your office
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A PA license or DOT ID card, PA ID, federal ID, US Passport, military ID, student ID, employee ID, or non-photo ID with name and address. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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