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By going to the polling station in town
You can change your name, address, or political party on your voter registration record by completing a new voter registration application and indicating the changes you wish to make. Voter registration closes fifteen (15) days prior to a primary or election. You will receive a new voter registration card in the mail showing your new name, address or party.
You will need to complete the Voter Request to Cancel Registration form, sign and date and either mail or deliver it to the Voter Registration Office.
Call the Voter Registration Office at 717-261-3886 or you may also check your Voter Registration Status online.
Up until November of 2019, voters were given the option to vote Straight Party on their ballot. As a result of Act 77, a voter no longer has the option of voting for all candidates of one party by darkening in the oval for either Straight Democratic or Straight Republican. However, this change does not prevent a voter for selecting only candidates from one party. If a voter wants to vote for all candidates of one party, they will simply have to select the candidates one at a time.
If you are voting in an election district for the first time, you will need an approved form of identification, either photo or non-photo.
All voters will receive an official paper ballot. After marking their ballot with an ink pen in the voting booth, they will place their ballot into a Precinct Counter to be counted.
Campaigning and/or campaign signs are not allowed within ten (10) feet from any entrance to any voting location on election day.
You must call the Franklin County Election Board in January of each year to see if the office you are interested in is up for election. Judicial, County, Township, Borough and School District offices are always in odd numbered years. Federal, State and party offices are in even numbered years.
From 7:00 a.m. continuously to 8:00 p.m.
Your vote is VERY IMPORTANT. There have been candidates in Franklin County that have won the election by one or two votes.
If you registered with "Motor Voter" and have not received an ID card from the Franklin County Voter Registration office with your polling place printed on it, you should call to find out if your registration form has been received.
You may go to your old polling place for one more election where your registration may still be active. You should complete a change of address form while you are at the polling place so that your registration can be changed for future elections.