November 8, 2022 is the General Election
General elections are always held the first Tuesday, after the first Monday, in November.
In a general election, Pennsylvanians vote for federal, state, and local officials, including:
- U.S. senators and U.S. representatives to Congress
- Pennsylvania governor, lieutenant governor, general assembly, attorney general, auditor general, state treasurer
- County and city officials (only elected in odd-numbered years)
- Judges and magisterial district judges (only elected in odd-numbered years)
In odd-numbered years, like 2021, these November elections are also called municipal elections because there are no federal or state office on the ballot.
Every four years, the General Election is also a presidential election.
- Polls are open on election day from 7 A.M. – 8 P.M.
- Last day to register to vote: October 24, 2022
- Last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot: November 1, 2022
Register to vote or update your registration.
You must register to vote at the address where you actually live – your residence address. Owning property or a business in a county does not make you a resident of that county.
To register to vote:
- Fill out a voter registration application form.
- Your county voter registration office reviews the form.
- If your registration is accepted, you will get a voter registration card in the mail. The voter registration card will show your name, address, party affiliation, and the address where you will vote.
There are 4 convenient ways to register to vote.
- online – You can register to vote using Pennsylvania’s accessible online form.
- by mail
- in person at your county voter registration office
- at PennDOT and some other government agencies.