YES, YOU CAN VOTE!
You may register and vote if you hold citizenship in the United States for at least one month
before the next election; are a Pennsylvania resident and resided in your election district for at least 30 days before the next election; and will be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election. If you meet the above qualifications, you can register and vote if you:
• Are a pretrial detainee confined in a penal institution awaiting trial on charges of a
felony or a misdemeanor;
• Are convicted of a misdemeanor and are confined in a penal institution;
• Were released (or will be released by the date of the next election) from a correctional
facility or community confinement facility upon completion of your term of incarceration
for conviction of a misdemeanor or a felony;
• Are on probation or released on parole;
• Are a parolee living in a community confinement center (except for state intermediate
punishment (SIP) inmates);
• Are under house arrest (home confinement), regardless of conviction status or the status
of the conditions of confinement.
HOW CAN YOU REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you are qualified to register to vote you may apply to register:
• Online. Register here
• Print. Download and print the voter registration application from the Department of
State’s website at register.votespa.com.
• Mail. You can obtain a voter registration application by contacting your county board of
• Phone. You may also request a voter registration mail application over the phone by
calling the Department of State at 1-887-VOTESPA (1-887-868-3772).
HOW CAN YOU VOTE?
IF YOU ARE CONFINED IN A PENAL INSTITUTION…
• Contact your county board of elections to request an absentee ballot application or download, complete, and mail the absentee ballot application to your county board of elections.
• Upon receiving your absentee ballot, you must complete the ballot in secret, enclose it in the envelope marked “Official Absentee Ballot” and then place it in the second envelope.
• Fill out, date, and sign the declaration of the elector printed on the second envelope.
• Seal the envelope and mail it to your county board of elections.
IF YOU ARE NOT CONFINED IN A PENAL INSTITUTION, COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT FACILITY OR UNDER HOUSE ARREST (HOME CONFINEMENT)
• You may vote in person at your assigned precinct (polling place). The location of your polling place should be included on your voter identification card or can be found online.
• If you will be absent from their municipality on the day of the election or unable to attend their polling place due to illness or disability (including incarceration or home confinement), you may vote by absentee ballot. Please refer to the procedures outlined above.
QUESTIONS? NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
CONTACT - Michelle Mardenborough firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-712-9525
WHO CAN NOT REGISTER AND VOTE?
You are not eligible to register and vote if you:
• Are currently confined in a penal institution for conviction of a felony (even if you are also incarcerated for one or more misdemeanor offenses) and will not be released from confinement before the next election;
• Are in a community confinement facility or other alternative correctional facilities for conviction of a felony and will not be released before the date of the next election;
• Were convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years.