Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

Pennsylvania’s Address Confidentiality Program provides survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking with a substitute address that can be used for voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID only required for first-time voters.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can apply for the ballot online and mail the application at least 7 days before the election, or submit it online or in-person at least 4 days before the election. Review the list of excuses and access the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Pennsylvania ranks 32nd in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation

Pennsylvania State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Pennsylvania had higher voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size