Services for Voting
REGISTER TO VOTE
To vote in Pennsylvania, you must first register to vote at least 15 days before the election.
To register to vote in Pennsylvania you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
You must register to vote at the address where you actually live – your residence address. Owning property or a business in a county does not make you a resident of that county.
You can register to vote:
- by mail
- in person at the Voter Registration Office
- at PennDOT and some other government agencies
You must update your voter registration if you:
- move or change your address
- change your name
- wish to change you party
You can update your voter registration online, by mail, or in person using the voter registration application form and checking the correct box at the top of the form.
If you move out of Pennsylvania to a different state, you may need to register before you can vote in your new state. You can cancel your registration by filling out a Voter Request to Cancel Voter Registration form.
You can check your voter registration status online or by phone.
- Use the Find Voter Registration Status form on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
- Call Indiana County Voter Registration at 724-465-3852.
- Call 1-877-VOTESPA.
When voting at a polling place for the first time, you must show proof of identification, either with a photo or not.
Approved forms of photo identification: (ID must be valid)
- Pennsylvania driver's license or PennDOT ID card
- ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
- ID issued by the U.S. Government
- U.S. passport
- U.S. Armed Forces ID
- Student ID
- Employee ID
If a voter does not have a photo ID, the voter can use a non-photo identification that includes the voter's name and address. Approved forms of non-photo identification include:
- Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
- 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
You may visit www.votespa.com for more detailed information on any of the information listed above.
To receive an absentee/mail-in ballot you must first complete an absentee/mail-in ballot application and return the signed application to the Voter Registration Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. You can request an application be mailed to you by calling the Indiana County Voter Registration Office at 724-465-3852.
What are mail ballots?
In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to Voter Registration, 825 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701.
- Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you should request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
- Mail-In ballot – If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without reason.
In order to request either ballot type, you must be registered to vote.
You may visit www.votespa.com for more detailed information.