Pennsylvania Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 9th (by mail)


Do First Time Voters Need ID?


Do All Voters Need ID?


Complete Pennsylvania Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? Yes


What forms of ID are acceptable?

First time voters must show photo ID or a non-photo identification that includes name and current address.

Approved forms of photo identification include:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

Approved forms of non-photo identification include:

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

Pennsylvania Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Pennsylvania before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Pennsylvania voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Pennsylvania address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in Pennsylvania should be able to register and vote at their school address because Pennsylvania law gives students the explicit right to register to vote in the district where they attend college. For this reason, it is highly unlikely that you would have your registration denied on the basis of residency or face a residency challenge in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.