October 5, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline
October 10th is the deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation before the November 7th election. There will be races for judges on all levels — Supreme, Superior, Commonwealth and Court of Common Pleas. There will be many local races, including school board. All these races will impact you in one way or another. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that still allow the voters to elect judges.
Voters falling under the following categories may apply for an absentee ballot:
- Voters who are serving in the armed forces, Merchant Marine, or who are outside the United States because of business, and their accompanying spouses and dependents.
- Voters who are absent from their municipality during the time the polls are open because of work.
- Voters who cannot attend their polling place because of illness or disability or veterans who are bedridden or hospitalized.
- Voters who are county employees and cannot vote at the polling place because of their duties relating to the conduct of the election.
- Voters who cannot attend because of observance of a religious holiday.
- Voters and their accompanying spouses who are absent due to a leave of absence or sabbatical leave.
- Voters who are absent because they are on vacation.
- Voters who are college students and are attending school away from home.
If you fall under any of the above categories, then you should start the absentee ballot process now as it requires mailing back and forth between you and your country voter registration office.
1.) If you or someone you know is not registered to vote in the November 7th election, click here for an application that you can print off, fill out and mail in or click here to simply register online.
2.) Absentee ballot applications must be received by your county voter registration office by close of business on the Tuesday before the day of elections (October 31, 2017). You can obtain an absentee ballot application by clicking here Once you have completed the application , mail it or hand deliver to your county election office. Those addresses can be found here Once the application is received by the county election office and the information has been confirmed, they will mail you an absentee ballot. The completed ballot must be received back in the county office by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the election (November 3, 2017).