Voter Registration Information

Be an Active Citizen
Registering to vote is an important part of being a civically engaged citizen. No matter what state you want to vote in, you can use to register. Enter your information into Turbovote and you'll have the relevant voting day details based on your registered address.
2020 Census
Making sure you are counted in the 2020 Census has an impact for the next decade. For students: Even if you have moved away from your Oakland or on-campus address, you should still complete the Census at the address you were planning to live on April 1. More information is available on the Census Bureau website. Lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions for the next 10 years. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.  

Upcoming Elections:
Primary Election: April 28, 2020
Last day to register: April 13, 2020
Last day to request an absentee ballot/mail-in ballot: April 21, 2020

General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Last day to register to vote: Oct 19, 2020
Last day to request an absentee ballot: Oct 27, 2020
Register to Vote
To vote in Pennsylvania, you must register to vote at least 15 days before the election. You can register to vote online, by mail, or at a number of government agencies, including Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Photo License and Driver's License Centers.
Updating Your Registration
If you are already registered to vote in Pennsylvania, you do not have to register again unless you need to change your name, address, or political party.
How to Vote
In effect for the 2020 primary election is a mail-in ballot option. Mail-in ballots offer an additional option for voters who are unable to make it to the polls or do not qualify for absentee ballots. Both mail-in and absentee ballows must be received by the county election office by 8pm on election day.
Absentee Ballots: If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you can request an absentee ballot. Applications to receive an absentee ballot for the 2020 primary election must be received by your County Election Office by 5 p.m. on April 21, 2020. Complete the online application by clicking here.
Mail-In Ballots: If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. Voters will not be required to list a reason for submitting this ballot type. This ballot type is suited for any person who wishes to submit their vote without visiting a polling place. Applications to receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 primary election must be received by your County Election Office by 5pm on April 21, 2020.
Live in campus housing? Here's a list of Residence Hall Polling Locations.