In keeping with his promise to help make government more efficient, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will begin offering online voter registration. Pennsylvania joins 22 other states currently allowing online voter registration.
The move is seen as an effort to make the process of government more accessible to its citizens, and to better connect residents with the political system. It’s also expected to be a big cost-saving measure. The move is expected to greatly reduce the price of managing the voter registration process, which can cost up to $1 per registration card. The online tool is expected to lower the cost of voter registration to less than $0.10 per application; a huge savings.
Those looking to register to vote can do so at the new online registration portal at pavoterservices.pa.gov To register online you must have a signature online with the state. Your signature is already online if you have a PA State license or PennDOT ID card.
Applicants who do not have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card will be able to print, sign and mail the completed online application to their county voter registration office. If they are not able to print the application, they may request that the Department of State mail them a signature card to complete and return to their county office.