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Voter Registration Information
Permanent voter registration is established by law throughout the Commonwealth. All electors, except members of the armed forces and bedridden or hospitalized veterans unavoidably absent from the country of residence, must be registered to be eligible to vote
After registration, unless he or she changes his or her residence, an elector is not required to register again.
If you are already registered to vote, you are not required to re-register, unless you have moved since you last registered to vote.
Lawrence County voters may complete the applications and bring or mail the forms to:
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court St.
New Castle, PA 16101
Call 724.656.2161 for directions. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00.
Qualifications of Voters Individuals possessing the following qualifications are entitled to register to vote:
They must be 18 years of age on the day of the next election.
They must have been citizens of the United States at least one month.
They must have resided in the state 30 days immediately preceding the election.
They must have resided in the election district, precinct or division where they offer to vote at least 30 days immediately preceding the election. (A qualified voter who moves his or her residence from one district to another in Pennsylvania within 30 days of an election may vote at that election in the district from which he or she moved).
They must not be confined to a penal institution for a conviction of a felony. Upon release they are eligible to register.
Qualifications of Voters at Primary The qualifications of an elector entitled to vote at a primary are the same as the qualifications of an elector entitled to vote at elections, except that he or she must be registered and enrolled in a party in or order to take part in the party’s primary. However, all registered electors are entitled to vote on questions placed on the ballot or special elections held concurrently with the Primary.
Deadlines to Register to Vote The Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act provides that the deadline to register is thirty days prior to each election.
Voter Registration Methods
Registering to Vote in Person
Individuals may apply for voter registration in person at the Office of the county voter registration commission or at a place designated by the commission. Each applicant should be advised that any intentional false statement on the application constitutes perjury and will be punishable.
Registering to Vote in Conjunction with an Application for or renewal of a Driver’s License
Individuals may apply for voter registration in conjunction with an application for or renewal of a driver’s license.
Registering to Vote in Government Agencies
Individuals may apply for voter registration at many government agencies.
Registering to Vote by Mail
Individuals may apply for voter registration on a voter registration mail application developed by the state or federal government. The Secretary of the Commonwealth and all county registration commissions supply voter registration mail applications to all persons and organizations who request them, including candidates, political parties and political bodies and other federal, state, and political subdivision offices.
Registration by Mail for Federal Elections Only
The Federal Voting Rights Act of 1970 provides that no citizen of the United States who is otherwise qualified to vote by absentee ballot in any state or political subdivision in any election for President and Vice President must be denied the right to vote for their choice of electors for President and Vice President in the election because of any requirement of registration that does not include a provision for registration by mail.