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Time Ticking Down For PA Voter Registration


HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians have less than a week to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Eligible citizens have until Tuesday, October 9, to apply for a new voter registration or make changes to their existing registration. The state’s online voter registration application can be found at In addition to applying for a new registration, the system can also be used to make updates to an existing voter record, such as a change of name, address or party affiliation.  Registered voters planning to cast an absentee ballot need to pay attention to important deadlines. Although the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 30, the voted ballots must be received in the county election office by 5 p.m. Friday, November 2. On November 6, Pennsylvania voters will elect a Governor and Lieutenant Governor, one U.S. Senator, and 18 U.S House members. Even-numbered state Senate districts and all state House seats also will be on the ballot. For more information on voter registration, call the Department of State’s toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTES PA or visit

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