September 22, 2021

Deadline Fast Approaching to Register to Vote

How Do I Submit My Initial Voter Registration Application or Change of Name, Address or Party Affiliation?


1) Submit online by going to


2) By mail in one of two ways:

  • Obtain a state or federal voter registration mail application from a candidate, political party and other Federal, State, and municipal offices.  You may also request one from the Department of State’s website

  • Download the voter registration application available from the Department of State’s website at or from the County’s website at

IMPORTANT:  If you are already registered and just need to update your information, you will need to check one of the boxes on the voter registration form to either Change Name, Change Address and/or Change Party.


3) Apply at a government agency.  Clients of these government agencies may apply to register to vote or make a change to their registration at:

  • State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities

  •  Armed Forces Recruitment Centers

  • County’s Clerk of Courts Office

  • Area Agencies on Aging & County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Offices

  • Centers for Independent Living


What is the Deadline to Register to Vote or Change my Name, Address and/or Party on my Voter Registration?


The deadline to apply for a Change of Name, Address and/or Party or to make a New Registration for the upcoming Municipal Election is Monday, October 18th. If your application is received or postmarked after that date, it will be processed for the 2022 General Primary in May.  Once the application is processed, each voter will receive a voter registration card in the mail which will notate the location of their polling place.


Any questions concerning registering to vote or updating a voter’s registration information should be directed to the Voter Registration Office at (717) 261-3886 or the Franklin County Election Board at (717) 261-3810.  You will also find additional election and voter registration information at the County’s website,

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