PA VOTER ID LAW STRUCK DOWN BY COURTS ON JANUARY 17, 2014
Democratic candidates for the November 2018 election are listed at the bottom of this page.
You can now submit your voter registration online in Pennsylvania.
Congressional District 4 – East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Hereford, Marlborough, Green Lane, UH1, UH2 and UH3
PA State Legislative seat 131 District (Upper Hanover, East Greenville, Pennsburg, Red Hill)
PA State Legislative seat 147th District (Green Lane and Marlborough Township)
PA State Senate District 24 (all of Upper Perkiomen Valley)
You can find your state legislator (and district) by entering your address or viewing the map here.
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.
Last Day to Register for November 2018 Election – October 9, 2018 (registration form must be at Norristown Court House by end day, October 9th, if registering in Montgomery County, PA)
Last day to apply for absent ballot – October 30, 2018 (however, since ballot must be received by Voting Services in Norristown by November 2nd, unless one is hand delivering the absentee ballot, one is advised to apply early and return the filled out ballot shortly after receiving it!)
2018 Election Day – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Voter Registration forms can be obtained at The Open Link, 452 Penn Street, Pennsburg, Pa., at East Greenville Borough Hall, at the county board of elections, at driver’s license centers, by calling 1-800-552-8683, or through the following website: (these mail-in forms may be used for a new registration, change of name, change of address, absentee ballot, or change of party affiliation.) Pennsylvania Department of State -voter registration form You can now register to vote ONLINE in Pennsylvania.
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 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 Link County Information Desk, also have applications for absentee ballots. Pick up application any time. You may also submit a written request for absentee ballot containing name, voting residence and signature.
If you plan on voting by absentee ballot in the general election instead of at a polling place, you will need to provide a drivers license number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, or a copy of an accepted photo ID when applying for an absentee ballot.
Applications for the ballot must be received by the Department of Elections no earlier than 50 days before the election, and no later than 7 days before the election.
After this deadline, an emergency application may be obtained from the Board of Elections.
Emergency Applications: If an emergency (an unexpected trip or illness, for example) arises after the deadline for applications, an “emergency application” may be obtained from the Department of Elections, either in person, or by mail or messenger. The applicant must attest to the fact of the emergency before a notary public. These provisions apply until 5:00 pm the Friday before the election.
The Election Bureau will send you a ballot as soon as it is printed. Complete your vote on the absentee ballot AT ONCE and mail to the Election Bureau.
In Pennsylvania, the County Board of Elections must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. In emergency situations (such as an unexpected illness or disability) you can submit an Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot, which must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day. Completed non-emergency absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day.
In presidential election years, absentee ballots received by the close of the polls on election day will be counted for the offices of president and vice president.
If you find you are in town and can vote in person, you are required to go to the polls. Tell them you filed an absentee ballot and they will destroy it.
above information on absentee voting from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Dept of State