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How To Register
Once you know you are eligible to vote, the next step is to register. In Pennsylvania, you can register in person, by mail and at various government agencies.
Individuals who have moved, undergone a name change or wish to change party affiliation will need to register again and provide the applicable new information on the registration form.
Register to Vote in Person
You can register to vote in person at the York County Department of Elections and Voter Registration, located in the basement of the York County Administrative Center. The Administrative Center, the former county courthouse, is located at 28. E. Market St. in York City.
Register to Vote by Mail
You can register to vote by mail in two ways:
Get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from our office, the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county election offices supply Voter Registration Mail Applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state and municipal offices.
Download the Voter Registration Application. print, complete, sign and deliver to the York County Department of Elections & Voter Registration by mail or in person. Download the English version by clicking here. The Spanish version is here.
Register to Vote Online
You can register to vote through the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online application by clicking here.
Register to Vote at PennDOT
You can register to vote at a PA Department of Transportation photo license center when you obtain or update your driver's license.
Register to Vote at Other State Agencies
In addition to PennDOT, you can register to vote at many other state government offices, including:
- State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
- Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
- County Clerk of Orphans' Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Centers for Independent Living
- County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
- Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
- Offices of Special Education
- DA Complementary Paratransit offices
Voter Registration Forms
Below are links to different voter registration forms and applications. Remember that the deadline for registering is 30 days prior to each election.
Although you may register in person at our office or the state/federal offices listed above, Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Application Forms must be submitted to our office.
To request that Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications be sent to you, please provide your full name and mailing address via email to: ST-VOTERREG@pa.gov. Remember to indicate the number of voter registration forms that you require.
To request multiple Pennsylvania Voter Registration Mail Applications for voter registration drives, please call 1-800-552-VOTE.
Pennsylvania law provides for permanent voter registration, unless the voter's registration should be cancelled in accordance with law. All electors, except those in the military service of the United States and bedridden or hospitalized war veterans unavoidably absent from their county of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote.