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Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminds Pennsylvanians that Oct. 18 was the final date to register to vote in the November municipal election.
Pennsylvanians can quickly and easily check the status of their registration and apply for a mail ballot online at”
Individuals who are registered to vote in the Nov. 2 election must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the election.
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual wants to register and vote for at least 30 days before the election.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the date of the election.
    The website provides county election office contact information and a polling place locator.

Pennsylvania voters have the option of voting by mail, voting now in person by mail ballot, or voting in person on Election Day at the polls, which will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Nov. 2, Pennsylvania voters will elect judges on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court, county Common Pleas Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court, as well as county, school boards and local officials, such as mayors, city and borough council members, township commissioners and supervisors, magisterial district judges and precinct election officials.
“Whichever voting option you choose – by mail, early in person by mail ballot, or at the polls on Election Day – the important thing is to get out and vote,” Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid said. “The local officials elected in municipal elections make the decisions that affect voters’ daily lives.”
For more information on voter registration, voting and elections call the Department of State’s toll-free hotline at 877-868-3772, visit or follow along on social media with the hashtag #ReadyToVotePA.