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The Election Deadlines You Need to Know

October 07, 2022

Whether you’re voting early or in-person, it’s time to get ready for Election Day.

We’re about five weeks away from next month’s general election on November 8, and a few key deadlines are coming soon. Here are the details you need to know:

  • Voter registration:  To vote in the next election, you must complete your application by October 24.
    • How to register:  You can submit your application online or to your county voter registration site. Active duty military and hospitalized or bedridden veterans can register anytime.
    • Eligibility:  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:  November 1 is the last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.
    • Submission date:  County Boards of Elections must receive the ballots by November 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Poll hours:  In Pennsylvania, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The busiest times of day to vote are in the morning and evening.
  • Questions?:  Contact 877-VOTESPA (877-868-3772).

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

Resources for voter registration are available online. Additional information about voting in the upcoming election also is available.