Act Fast: Monday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the Pa. Primary

Has the deadline crept up on you? Here’s what you need to know.

The Pennsylvania primary is less than one month away.

If you still haven’t registered to vote, don’t fret, but act fast: Monday is the last day to register. Here’s how you can do so.

First, make sure you’re eligible to vote.

You must be:

  • A U.S. citizen for at least one month before the election takes place.
  • At least 18 years old on the day of the election.
  • Living in the election district in which you want to register.

Then check to see if you’re already registered to vote. 

If you’ve moved recently or can’t remember where you’re registered, search for your enrollment information in the Department of State’s voter registration database. You’ll need either your name (and your county, zip code and birth date), your driver’s license or your PennDot ID number.

Next, complete an online voter application (or update your voting information).

The form for both is available right here, through pavoterservices.pa.gov.

If you want to register to vote by mail or in person, just fill out the form and take or mail it to your county Board of Elections office, a government agencies office, or a PennDOT photo license center.

Then wait for your voter registration card. 

If you have any questions during the process, call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).

For more information about the voter registration process, visit the website for the Pennsylvania Department of State.