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
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
They must have been citizens of the United States at least
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.