To register to vote, an individual must be:
A United States citizen for at least one month prior to the November 3 election,
A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district for at least 30 days prior to the election, and
At least 18 years of age on or before November 3.
Citizens who meet these requirements may also register to vote online at Register.VotesPA.com
, a website hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of State. If the applicant has a driver’s license or other Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification card, the signature already on record can be immediately linked to the voter record. Applicants who do not have an electronic signature on file will be able to print, sign and mail the completed application or to request a signature card be mailed to them, which must be returned to the county bureau no later than October 5. More than 200 people have registered in Dauphin County using the electronic format.
Residents who are unable to vote in person at their polling place on Election Day can apply for an absentee ballot. The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is October 27. Civilian absentee ballots must be received no later than October 30.
Those offices on the election ballot include statewide judges; county officials; seven of the county’s magisterial district judges; city, township and borough officials; constables; and school directors.
Also, a referendum will appear on the ballot in those election districts that comprise the Upper Dauphin Area School District, which are the boroughs of Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Lykens and Pillow; and the townships of Jefferson, Lykens, Mifflin and Washington. Voters will be able to vote “yes” or “no” on the following question: “Do you favor eliminating the Upper Dauphin Area School District’s $250 occupation tax by increasing the rate of the School District’s earned income tax from .5% to a maximum of 1.1%?”
Voter registration and civilian absentee ballot forms, as well as a list of polling places, can be found on DauphinCounty.org
by clicking “Government Services,” and then on “Elections & Voter Registration” and then “Vote
,” or by calling the Bureau of Registration and Elections at 717-780-6360.