Today is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania; here’s what you need to know

PITTSBURGH — Today is the last day for Pennsylvania residents to register to vote in the upcoming general election.

Election day will take place May 17. Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote for their parties’ nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in this election.

You can register to vote in Allegheny County by visiting their website. If you live outside of Allegheny County, you can visit PA Voter Services to register.

If you have registered to vote in Pennsylvania before, be sure to double check your registration status. You can check to see if your voter registration is still active in Allegheny County by going online and completing a form or by contacting the County Elections Office.

If you have changed addresses, or names you must update your voter registration by the end of the day to be able to vote. Click here to update your voter registration.

In order to vote in Pennsylvania you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen for at least one month before this election;
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district you want to register and vote for at least 30 days before Election Day; and
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election.

Voting applicants will be able to check the status of their applications with a tracking number provided after the application is submitted or with email updates.