Voting in Jail in Pennsylvania
Did you know?
Most PA voters who are incarcerated CAN VOTE while incarcerated! PA voters who have been previously incarcerated CAN VOTE too!
The freedom to vote is central to building an America that works for us all, and no eligible voter should be denied this right.
The ONLY time you’re unable to vote while incarcerated in Pennsylvania is if…
- you’re serving time on a conviction for a felony charge or
- you’ve been convicted of violating any provision of the PA Elections Code within the past four years.
You can find more information from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
In order to vote, you must register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot here:
REMEMBER – Absentee ballots must be RECEIVED by the elections office no later than 8 p.m. on election day, so apply ahead of time and return them ASAP!
Our democracy works best when everyone participates!
The right to vote is central to this. When eligible voters are denied this fundamental right or are unaware of it, not only are their voices silenced but also the voices of their families and communities.
This alienates entire communities from the political process and leads people to lose faith in our democracy.
If you or your loved one is facing incarceration or have previously been incarcerated, make sure you exercise your right to vote if you’re eligible!
If you have questions about your voting rights: go to campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote, call (202) 857-0314 or (888) 306-8683 (toll-free) or email [email protected].
If you have issues or questions when trying to vote on election day, call 866-OUR-VOTE.