Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

Pennsylvania voters can vote early via absentee in-person voting from September 14 to October 27 at your county elections office.

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.

Vote-by-Mail: Any registered Pennsylvania voter can request an absentee ballot without a reason. Applications for the November 3rd General Election must be received by your county elections office by October 27, 2020. Your completed ballot must be received by the Board of Elections by 8pm on November 3rd to be counted, it can be returned by mail or in-person to your county Board of Elections. Learn more 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