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November 8, 2022 Election
The 2022 PA gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022.
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- October 24th, 2022 – Last day to REGISTER before the November election
- November 1, 2022 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
- November 8, 2022 – Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in & civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8pm)
- November 8, 2022 – GENERAL ELECTION
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You need a valid PA driver’s license or photo ID from the PennDot in order to vote.
Absentee and Mail-in Ballots
You must be registered to vote in order to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot.
- Mail-in ballot – Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.
- Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness that prevents you from going to your polling place on election day, you can request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
Click here for more information about mail-in and absentee ballots.
Polling Place Information
For more information on polling place locations, visit Chester County’s Voter Services website.
If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring ID to vote. Only voters who are voting for the first time in their election district need to show ID. Acceptable IDs include: driver’s license; U.S. passport; voter registration card; military, student, or employee ID; firearm permit; current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check; and, any ID issued by the commonwealth or federal government. An ID without your photo must have your address on it.
Requirements to Vote
In order to vote in Pennsylvania, you must:
- Hold citizenship in the United States for at least one month before the next election;
- Be a Pennsylvania resident and resided in your election district for at least 30 days before the next election
- Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election
Veterans, people currently serving in the United States military, or living overseas have special rules and additional options for voting: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Military-and-Overseas-Voters.aspx
You are not eligible to register and vote if you:
- Are currently confined in a penal institution for conviction of a felony (even if you are also incarcerated for one or more misdemeanor offenses) and will not be released from confinement before the next election;
- Are in a community confinement facility or other alternative correctional facility for conviction of a felony and will not be released before the date of the next election;
- Were convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years.
Voting is the language of our democracy, it is one of the core aspects that defines American life. We must ensure all voices are represented. Learn more about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls.
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