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Registering is the first step to voting. You can check your registration status, update your registration, or register for the first time using the resources found below.

In Pennsylvania, residents must register to vote no later than 15 days before the election. If you are not currently registered, you have until Monday, October 19, 2020, to register. The registration process can be done online, by mail, or in-person at one of our Voter Service Centers.

Voters that have moved, changed their name, or wish to change their political party affiliation must complete a new voter registration for make those changes. Changes must be received 15 days before the election in order to apply to that election. If you’re not certain whether you’re registered, you can look up your registration status (see link below).


Who Can Register to Vote?

Requirements for registering to vote in Delaware County:

You’re a U.S. citizen (for at least one month before the election)

You are a resident of Delaware County

You’ll be at least 18 years old before or on election day

A court has not found you to be mentally incompetent

You’re not in prison or on parole for a felony*

* Note that misdemeanants and pretrial detainees are permitted to register regardless of their incarceration status. Misdemeanants and pretrial detainees may vote by absentee ballot if they meet all other voting criteria. Felons are not permitted to vote if they are incarcerated on Election Day.

Note: You must register to vote at the address where you live – your residential address. Owning property or a business in a county does not make you a resident of that county.

Should I Re-Register?

Complete a new voter registration application if:

You have moved

You have changed your name

You have changed your political party preference

The process to re-register is the same as the process to register to vote for the first time. You can re-register online or re-register by mail.

Can I Cancel My Voter Registration?

Yes. Please fill out this Voter Request to Cancel Registration form and return to a Delaware County Voter Service Center, or visit the Pennsylvania Department of State’s How to Update Your Registration web page, if you wish to cancel your registration. We urge voters who are moving out of the County or the State of Pennsylvania to inform the Delaware County Bureau of Elections that you will no longer be a resident of Delaware County to help ensure accurate records.

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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