First Time Voters
If you're voting for the first time in November the information below can help make sure you're ready once you arrive at the polls.
All first time voters must provide proof of ID. A first time voter is defined as an elector that votes a polling place for the first time. The following are acceptable forms of identification for first time voters:
- Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID Card
- ID issued by any Common Wealth agency
- ID issued by the U.S. Government
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Armed Forces ID
- Student ID
- Employee ID
- Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
- Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
- Firearm permit
- Current utility bill
- Current bank statement
- Current paycheck
- Government check
First Register to Vote
In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. You must be registered at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election. Before you register to vote, you will want to make sure you:
- Know the requirements for registering
- Understand how to register
- Know the location of your polling place.
Do I need to show ID to vote by absentee ballot?
For an absentee ballot to be valid, the voter must provide either their last four social security number or their entire driver’s license number