Voter Registration

What You Need to Know About Mail-In Voting?

Pennsylvania has added a new, no-excuse-needed means for voters to vote by mail – Mail-In Voting – and the timelines and process are similar to those for absentee voting. The primary difference? Mail-In voters do not have to provide any reason or excuse for voting by mail. If a voter qualifies for an absentee ballot, s/he must still continue to use absentee ballots.

To apply for a Mail-In or Absentee ballot, click here.

IMPORTANT: An individual who receives and votes a Mail-In or Absentee ballot that is timely received by the county may not vote at their polling place. 


In order to vote in any election, you first must be a registered voter. If you are a first-time voter, have recently moved, changed your name or wish to change your party affiliation, you may need to register (or re-register) to vote. The registration process is quick and easy, and there are a variety of ways you can register.

In this section, you will find the information you need to register (or re-register) to vote in Pennsylvania, as well as links to voting registration forms and applications. Before you register to vote, you will want to make sure you:

If you are already familiar with the above and would like to begin the the registration process immediately, you can download a voter registration by mail form. Please click here for the English version, or here for the Spanish version.

Not sure if you are registered to vote?

  • You can find out by searching Pennsylvania's voter registration database here.
  • You also can confirm your registration by contacting us or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA.