Voting

Voting

Voter Registration | Voter ID Requirements | Voter ID Law | Voter Information 

Voter Registration

To vote, you must be registered. To register, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be 18 years old by Election Day.
  • Be a United States citizen for at least one month before the election
  • Have lived in your election district for at least 30 days before the election day Submit registration form 30 days before the election

Find more facts about voting at VotesPA.

Online Registration

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You may register online at VotesPA.

In person Registration

  • You may register at the Bucks County Board of Elections Office in Doylestown.
  • PennDot: with your application for a motor vehicle driver's license
  • Other state offices such as: Public Assistance Offices, Marriage License Bureaus, Orphan's Court, and Armed Forces Recruitment Centers.

Some rules apply at these state offices:

  • Employees may help an applicant fill out the form but they cannot influence political party preference or display partisan allegiance
  • Employees may not discourage registration or alter benefits or imply that benefits will be altered by registration.
  • Where the application is made may not be disclosed to the public.
  • Applications must be forwarded promptly to election commissions.

You stay registered even if you haven't voted recently. An elector may not be removed from the registration rolls except:

  • By request of the elector.
  • Upon death of the elector.
  • Upon confirmation that he has moved outside the county.
  • Upon determination of a valid voter removal program.

You need to re-register if:

You should re-register if:

  • You have moved, or
  • You want to change your party affiliation, or
  • There is a mix-up in your registration and you needed a court order to vote in the last election
  • You have changed your name
  • You changed your address but still live in the same election district.

Voter ID Requirements

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You do NOT need photo ID to vote.

However, if you are voting for the first time at your polling place, you WILL need to show some form of ID, although it does NOT have to be a government or state institution issued Photo ID. Student, employee IDs, for example, are acceptable and do NOT have to have an expiration date.

For those voting for the FIRST TIME, the following table lists tthe acceptable forms of Photo ID and Non-Photo ID.

Accepted forms of PHOTO ID:

Accepted NON-PHOTO IDs:

(must list your name and current address)

  • PA driver's license or other ID card issued by PennDOT
  • ID issued by a PA or U.S. agency
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Recent utility bill
  • Recent bank statement
  • Gun permit
  • Recent paycheck
  • ID issued by a PA or U.S. agency

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Overseas Voting information can be found at Overseas Vote Foundation.

Personalized Voter Guide

Enter your address to find your polling place, create your personalized voters' guide and find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  1. see everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.