Ahead of Pivotal November Election, Gov. Wolf Expands Access to Voter Registration Information

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

By Ashley Adams

September 8, 2022

Wolf’s executive order builds on the requirements of a federal voter registration act and will allow those who want to vote to start the process at Farm Show events, state parks, libraries, and more.

Registering to vote in Pennsylvania just got a little easier.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Wednesday requiring that voter registration materials and information be available to the public through the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Corrections, Education, Labor and Industry, Military and Veteran Affairs, and State departments.

That means that those who want to vote can now start the process at Farm Show events, state parks, libraries, and more.

“We are proud of the free and fair elections held here in the commonwealth, and that would not be possible without first providing convenient, accessible opportunities for every eligible citizen to register to vote,” Wolf said.

Official voter registration mail applications, envelopes, and instructions about how to send them in will be available at each of the seven additional state agencies. Signs informing the public about the availability of the forms will also be posted in visible areas.

The agency employees who coordinate the effort will be required to tell the Department of State every three months how many people have taken advantage of the initiative.

The move under the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 expands a program that had already made the forms and information available at other Pennsylvania offices and entities, such as armed forces recruitment centers, area Agencies on Aging, PennDOT locations, and more.

How to Register to Vote

Go to any of the newly added state agencies to fill out a form. You can also register online, or by mail by downloading the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Application and sending it to your county voter registration office.

Your county voter registration office will then review the form.

If your registration is accepted, you will get a voter registration card in the mail. 


  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.

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