If you haven’t voted in the last few years, check your voter registration status online to make sure that you haven’t been removed from the voter rolls and will be able to vote on November 8th, 2016.
If you are no longer registered to vote, you can now submit your voter registration online in Pennsylvania. Tuesday, October 11th is the last day to register to vote in the November 2016 election in Pennsylvania. If you are mailing in your registration, it must be postmarked no later than Oct. 11, 2016.
Registration requirements for PA: You must be 18 years of age by the day of the election, and a resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
Absentee Ballot Information If you will be away from your municipality of residence because of occupation, business or duties or you will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, you may vote by absentee ballot. Here are some other reasons you might need an absentee ballot: must observe a religious holiday ; are away from home at a school, college, or university; are prevented from voting by the hours and nature of your employment ; will be away from home on election day; physically unable to get to the polls due to illness or physical disability; are a county employee with duties on election day relating to the conduction of the election.
Applications for absentee ballots are available from your county Bureau of Elections. Public Libraries, and The Open Line County Information Desk, also have applications for absentee ballots. Pick up application any time OR Download absentee ballot request from PA Department of State Completed absentee ballots must be received by the Court House by the Friday before the election in order to be counted on election day.