In general, you will need to follow these steps in preparation for voting:
Step 1: Check Registration Status
If you would like to check your registration status, check your state's website for its Department of Elections.
Step 2: Register to Vote
If you have not registered to vote before, you will need to do so before voting. You can register to vote either in your home precinct, or in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. See the section on registering to vote.
Step 3: Request an Absentee Ballot
If you are registered and plan to vote in a county or state other than Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, you will need to request an absentee ballot. Go to the website for your state's Department of Elections to find and submit an application for an absentee ballot. Absentee balloting occurs via mail. Note that absentee ballots must be requested, completed, and returned before Election Day. If you are registered in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, ignore this step.
Step 4: Locate Your Polling Place
Step 5: Vote!
April 17, 2017 - Last Day to Register for PA Primary
May 16, 2017 - PA Primary Election
This guide is meant to be an objective, informational guide, and is provided by the Waidner-Spahr Library. Nothing in this guide should be construed as support for any of the candidates or their positions.