Monday, May 2, is the deadline for Delaware County residents to register for the May 17 Primary Election. In order to register to vote in Delaware County, individuals must be at least 18 years old by Election Day, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the precinct at least 30 days before Election Day.
Voters who have moved within the last 30 days must vote at the polling place assigned to their previous place of residence. Voters are also required to register to vote at the address where they live—simply owning property or a business in the county does not confer residence status.
Voters who have changed their legal name or changed their party affiliation must update their registration in order to be eligible to vote in the May 17 Primary Election. This election includes only candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties and no referenda questions. As a result, under Pennsylvania law, voters who are registered as independents or with a third party are not eligible to cast a ballot during the May 17 Primary Election.
Residents wanting to vote in the May 17 Primary Election may register in-person until 4:30 p.m. at the Voter Service Center, located at the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front St. in Media, PA. Residents registering in-person are reminded to bring two forms of ID, at least one of which shows the voter’s current address, such as a Pennsylvania driver’s license, PennDOT ID, current bank statement, pay stub, or utility bill. Voters who have a PA driver's license or PennDOT ID card number must use it.
Residents who want to vote in the May 17 Primary Election may also register online through the Pennsylvania Department of State website, accessible at delcopa.gov/register2vote. Online registrations must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 2.
Voters with questions may visit the Voter Service Center, refer to the Delco Votes! website at delcopa.gov/vote, or call the Delaware County Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE.