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Elections

Who is on the ballot in the next election? How to register to vote? ...and more

Voter ID Law Struck Down but there is an exception

The Voter ID Law was struck down in January, 2014.

However, when you vote for the first time at a poll, you must show ID (photo or non-photo).

Election Calendar

2018 ELECTION DATES

Primary Election: May 15, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018

Last day to register for the Primary: April 16, 2018
Last day to register for the General: October 9, 2018

Who is on the ballot?

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES
Check out VOTE411 at <http://www.vote411.org>. The information will be available close to the election.

For an early list of candidates visit the Montgomery County PA Voters Services website at <http://www.montcopa.org>. At the home page, choose Departments, then Voter Services, then 2018 Election Information. Click on 2018 Primary Unofficial Candidate List. You need to know what legislative districts you live in.

You can also go online to Ballotpedia PA for candidates and issues in PA.

For more information about the candidates, contact your political party (contact numbers below).

Find Judicial Elections Confusing?

Deciding who to vote for in judicial elections can be confusing.

Find information about the PA judicial candidates at <http://www.vote411.org>.

Visit the Pennsylvania Bar Association website at Pennsylvania Bar Association <http://www.pabar.org> to find out which candidates are recommended and which are not.

Voter Information

Find your polling place, your ward and the answer to many other questions you might have about elections and voting in Pennsylvania at http://www.votespa.com.

Montgomery County Voter Services 610-278-3280
Find your polling place and other voter information

Montgomery County Election Board 610-278-3275

Democratic Committee of LM and N 610-649-7200

Republican Committee of LM and N 610-642-4407

Voter Registration

You may register when obtaining or renewing a Pennsylvania driver's license, or obtain a mail-in registration form from auto license bureaus, PennDot, libraries, public schools, state liquor stores, or the County Board of Elections.

You can register online at <http://www.votespa.com>. You will need identification. Directions are clearly given on the site.

Voting in the Primary

In Pennsylvania to vote in the primary, you must register with a political party. If you do not designate a political party, you may only vote on the ballot questions.

You may change parties anytime except the month preceding the primary and the week following the primary and the month following the general election.

Absentee Ballots

If you are registered to vote but are unable to get to your polling place on election day, you may vote by absentee ballot. To apply for an absentee ballot, call Montgomery County Voter Services, 610-278-3280, or obtain an absentee ballot from your party committee person. Ballots may be obtained up to one week before the election and must be received by the County by 5 PM the Friday before the election.

You can obtain an absentee ballot application online at <http://www.votespa.com>. You will need identification. Clear directions are given on the site.

Chronically ill or disabled persons may apply to Voter Services to be put on the permanently disabled voters list and an absentee ballot application will then be automatically sent to you for each election.