Elections

Monday Is Last Day To Register To Vote Before Primary


Pennsylvanians have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to register to vote in the upcoming Tuesday, June 2 primary election.

Residents can register on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website or update their existing registration to take part in the upcoming closed primary, which means only registered Democrats and Republicans can cast their ballot for their candidates for the fall general election. Voters will be able to choose their parties’ nominees for President, U.S. House of Representatives, state Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, State Representative, State Senator in odd-numbered districts, and Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the national party conventions

“I encourage all eligible Pennsylvanians to make sure they are registered to vote by the deadline on Monday,” Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said. “You can easily register or check your status on your cell phone or tablet at votesPA.com.”

The state says that those wishing to register to vote must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the primary.
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and of the election district in which the individual plans to register and vote for at least 30 days before the primary.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the date of the primary.

Last year, legislation moved the deadline to register to vote closer to the election.

Voters will also be able to make their voice heard by mail-in ballot without having to give a reason.

For in-person voting, Bucks County will use its new voting system and also have polling staff and voters wear a mask due to COVID-19.


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