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Are You Ready for Election Day?

October 06, 2023

We are just over a month away from Election Day, and it’s time to make sure you are ready to vote.

This year, the general election is November 7, and we are fast approaching a few key deadlines that you should have in mind. Here are four things to consider:

  • Voter registration:  To vote on election day, you must complete your application by October 23.         
    • You can submit your application online or to your county voter registration office.
    • Active duty military and hospitalized or bedridden veterans can register any time.
    • To register in Pennsylvania, you must be 18 years old on Election Day, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the state at least 30 days before the election.
  • Absentee ballots:  The last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is October 31.
    • If you request an automatic mail-in ballot, you cannot vote as a regular voter at your polling place on Election Day unless you bring your mail-in ballot and envelope to your polling place and surrender it to the judge of elections to be voided.
    • Completed ballots must be received by your county election office by November 7 at 8 p.m. 
  • Election Day:  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The busiest times of day to vote are in the morning and evening. Find your polling place on the state’s website.
  • More information:  Check your voter registration status online. For questions, contact 877-VOTESPA (877-868-3772).

HAP joins organizations across the commonwealth encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to get ready for Election Day.

Additional information about voting in the upcoming election is available online.