VOTING IN PA-26
The General Election is on November 8th, 2022.
Important Election Dates
October 24th -
Last day to register to vote for the 2022 General Election. Check your registration here. You can find more information and register online here.
November 1st -
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot. Check the status of you mail-in or absentee ballot here.
November 8th -
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive mail-in and civilian absentee ballots & Election Day (polls open 7am - 8pm).
November 8th -
Election Day. Polls open from 7AM-8PM. Find your polling place here.
November 15th -
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive military and overseas ballots postmarked before November 8th.
What is the deadline to register to vote in the general election?
10/24/2022 is the last day to register before the general election.
What is the deadline to request an absentee ballot?
Your application must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 11/1/2022. Your voted ballot must be received in your county election office by 8:00 PM on 11/08/2022.
What do you need in order to register to vote in pa?
A valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDot).
How Can I Vote this Election?
Early In-Person Voting
Vote by mail/absentee
Vote In-Person on Election Day
What is Early, In-Person Voting?
Go to your Board of elections Office and request to vote early. You will be given a mail-in ballot that you may fill out privately. After filling out the ballot and properly sealing it in the security envelope, you will hand it back to the officials.
You may also bring your mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections Office to turn in.
Before you go: Call ahead to make sure ballots are printed and ready and check the hours for your Board of elections Office.
Available at your County's Board of Elections Office
Chester County: 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 150, West Chester, PA 19380; (610) 344-6410
How Do I Vote By Mail?
1.) Apply for a mail-in ballot online, by mail, or in person.
2.) Once you are approved, your County Board of elections will mail you your mail-in ballot.
3.) Turn in your ballot by mail or by handing it in at your County's Board of Elections. It must be received by 8pm on November 8th.
Absentee & Mail-in Ballots
Mail-in and absentee ballot applications for the November 8 general election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on November 1st. Be sure to check www.chesco.org/156/Voter-Services for updates on ballot drop box locations in your area.
Who may apply for an absentee ballot application?
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.
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.
ACLU’s Guideline to knowing your rights as a voter.