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The 2022 PA gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the Governor of Pennsylvania.
You need a valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDot) in order to vote.
Absentee and Mail-in Ballots
Who may apply for a mail-in ballot?
You may apply for a Mail-in Ballot if you are a qualified voter. You must be registered to vote in order to vote by mail-in ballot.
Who may apply for an absentee ballot?
- College students who are not registered to vote at their school address
- People whose work or vacation take them away from the municipality where they live
- Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place
- Members of the military
- People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday
- Inmates who haven’t been convicted of a felony
- To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.
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.
Polling Place Information
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. Chester County’s Voter Services website will have more information on polling place locations due to COVID-19.
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
- any ID issued by the commonwealth or federal government.
*Note: An ID without your photo must have your address on it.
How to Get Involved
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