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Election Information

and Voter Resources

Non-partisan resources to help you prepare to cast your ballot in the Primaries on April 23, 2024


How to Vote

First Time Voter Checklist

Follow this checklist and get prepared to go to the polls for the election on April 23, 2024.

Voting: Step by Step

Not sure what to do on Election Day? This step by step guide will help you feel ready to vote on April 23, 2024.

Find Your Polling Place

The Polling Place Search tool will help you locate a polling place for Election Day on April 23, 2024. 

View Your Sample Ballot

Sample ballots for the 2024 Primaries will be available closer to April 23. Find your ballot based on your polling place.

How to Vote: College Students

If you are a PA college student, you may have options to vote. Learn more:

How to Vote: Military or Overseas

If you are a member of the military or an overseas voter, you have options for how to register and vote in PA. Learn more:

How to Vote: Criminal History

If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or are in pretrial detention you may be able to vote.  Learn more:

Assistance with Voting

Voters with a disability may get help voting. Apply to vote by mail, or receive assistance voting in-person by completing, in advance, the Declaration of Need of Assistance form. Learn more:

How to Vote: Hospital Patients

If you are hospitalized in the week prior to Election Day, you are eligible to vote by applying for an Emergency Absentee Ballot. This applies to parents and families of patients, as well.

Emergency Absentee Ballot

If you find out after 5pm on the Tuesday prior to the election that you will be absent from your municipality of residence on Election Day because of illness, business, or occupation, you can receive an Emergency Absentee Ballot. The deadline for a voter to request an Emergency Absentee Ballot is 8pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Basics

Know your voting rights ahead of the election. This printable guide provides an overview of what to expect at your Polling Place. 

Provisional Ballot

You have the right to vote a provisional ballot if your eligibility to vote at your polling place is called into question. Learn more:

Voter Intimidation

Any activity that threatens, harasses or intimidates voters outside or inside the polling place is illegal. Learn more:

Election Complaints

Everyone can help keep elections fair and honest by reporting problems. Here are details on how to report election complaints:

Know Your Rights

Vote Smart

Free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials. Search voting records, issue positions, and biographical information of politicians that will be on your ballot.

Vote 411

VOTE411 is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to our communities.

Spotlight PA

 Independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media.

Open Secrets

Non-partisan, independent and nonprofit, Open Secrets is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Be Informed

For Orgs

Resources for Organizations

Franklin Votes Toolkit

Download non-partisan voter education and awareness resources compiled and/or created by Franklin Votes.

#ReadyToVote Toolkit

The Ready to Vote initiative, led by the Department of State, aims to inform voters about key information about election deadlines and how to vote.

PA Youth Vote Toolkit

Build a culture of civic engagement to inspire youth to vote and become leaders! Connect with resources for educators and community organizations.

For Hospitals: Patient Voting

Find resources for patients who are hospitalized, including the emergency ballot application and steps they can take to vote if hospitalized in the week prior to election day.

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