As a 501(c)3 organization, Pennsylvania Women Work is non-partisan. We do, however, encourage our program participants to educate themselves about current events and become active in the legislative process, as we believe that participating in civic duties is a component of empowering individuals in transition. Below you can find basic information about voting in Pennsylvania as well as links to further information about issues currently affecting our Commonwealth.
What do I need to know about Pennsylvania's voter ID law?
While Pennsylvania's voter ID law is being decided in the courts, Pennsylvanians will be asked, but not required, to show an ID at the polls. For more information about the status of the law, how it could affect you and acceptable forms of ID, visit VotesPA,
Am I eligible to register to vote?
To be eligible to register to vote on Pennsylvania, you must be over 18 years of age, a citizen of the U.S. for at least one month before the next election and a resident of Pennsylvania and of the district in which you would like to register. For more information about eligibility and voter registration, please click here.
How can I register to vote?
You can register to vote in person or through the mail. For more information about locations where you can register or to download and print a copy of Voter Registration Forms, click here.
How can I find my polling place?
Click here and input your address into the online form to find your polling location.
What are my rights as a voter?
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits state and local governments from denying racial, ethnic and language minorities the right to vote. If you have a disability that prevents you from operating the voting booth alone, you have the right to bring someone to assist you at the polls. For more information about your rights as a voter, click here. If you feel that your rights as a voter have been infringed upon and you would like more information, you can visit this page on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
Where can I go to learn more about issues affecting Pennsylvania?
To learn more about issues affecting Pennsylvania, both locally and nationally, you can visit the following organizations and resources:
- The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is a non-partisan organization that educates voters about issues and candidates.
- The Pennsylvania General Assembly website allows you to research bills, find and contact your state legislators and learn more about the Commonwealth.
- The United States Senate webpage provides information about national politics and allows you to find and contact your U.S. Senators.
- The United States House of Representatives webpage provides information about national politics and allows you to find and contact your U.S. Representative.