- A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- Last Day to Register Before Presidential Election 2012 ---- October 9
- Presidential Election 2012---November 6
- Pennsylvania law provides that the deadline to apply to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election.
- Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election.
New Pennsylvania Voter ID Law has been postponed until after Presidential Election 2012:
Voters are urged to present a photo ID with expiration date at the polls. PA driver's license or passport are acceptable IDs. BU students without a valid PA driver's license may request for free at the BU Card Center a student ID which will have the required expiration date. This "Voting Purposes Only" photo ID will not contain access credentials, service redemption or on campus activity identification validation.
Voting in New Jersey: New Jersey Elections
I lost my voter registration card. Do I need it to vote?
No. Bring a photo ID with an expiration date, such as PA driver's license, passport, BU 'Voting Purposes Only" student ID, as required by law.
I registered last year but never got my voter ID card. Am I registered to vote?
I moved since I last registered. Do I need to re-register?
Yes, you need to register at your new residence. If the deadline has passed to register in the place where you live now, request an absentee ballot from your previous address. After the election be sure to fill out a voter registration form with your current address and fill out the section indicating your previous address at which you were registered.
Do I have to put my college address when I register to vote?
No. You can register in the state you are from or the state where you attend school, the choice is up to you. Just remember if you choose to register where you go to school, check to see if the state you are registered in accepts absentee ballots. If they do not, you would have to go and vote in person.
I am a college student- where do I vote?
Where you vote depends on what address you last registered to vote at.
What if I can't make it to my polling place on Election Day?
Your state may offer a mail in or an absentee ballot. Keep in mind; you must already be registered to request an absentee ballot or a mail in ballot.
What if I go to the polling place on Election Day and they say I am not registered to vote but I know I am?
Everybody has the right to vote provisionally. This means you cast your ballot just as you would anyway, but it goes into a special review process where they verify your registration status. To find out if your vote was counted you will have to contact your Secretary of State.