Welcome Pennsylvania voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
May 15 April 16 (received) April 16 April 16 No

General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 9 (received) October 9 October 9 No


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Pennsylvania has Online Voter Registration. Need PA drivers’ license or ID. You can register online here.

Voter ID

Pennsylvania has no voter ID requirements.


Pennsylvania does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Pennsylvania has no in-person early voting.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Pennsylvania has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


Voting Rights Updates

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