Monday is last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania primary election

Written by on May 2, 2022

Monday is last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania primary election

By Chloe Nouvelle
May 2, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Monday is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s primary election on May 17.

And if you’re requesting a mail-in or absentee ballot, the state says your application for those must be received by May 10. 

Pennsylvania’s Department of State says mail-in and absentee ballots can be requested online, by mail, or at your local county election board or other “designated location.” 

Primary candidates this year are facing off in races for a number of high-profile offices, including U.S. Senate, governor, and the Pennsylvania Legislature.

In Pennsylvania, you can only vote in the primary election for the candidates in the same political party you have named in your voter registration. For example, if you registered to vote as a member of the Republican Party then you can vote in the Republican primary, but not the Democratic primary.

All voters can vote on constitutional amendments, ballot questions, and any special election contests held at the same time as a primary election.

Sign up for our WLVR weekly newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news from the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania.


News

Current track

Title

Artist

Background