How to Register

 

Register in Person

You may apply for voter registration at the Chester County Voter Services Office located at the Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road.,Suite 150 in West Chester. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The telephone number is 610-344-6380.

Register to Vote by Mail

Completed registration forms may be mailed to the following address:
*** These forms require a postage stamp for return delivery to the county office. ***

Chester County
Department of Voter Services
Government Services Center,
601 Westtown Road, Suite 150
P.O. Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380-0990
Phone: 610-344-6410 or 6380

Forms are available from the following sources:

• All Chester County post offices,
• Chester County Library and its affiliates,
• Municipal buildings,
• Some state agencies
• Some state liquor stores.

You may also call Voter Services for forms, OR download forms electronically:


http://www.dos.state.pa.us/voting/cwp/view.asp?a=1192&q=442984

Register to Vote Through the Department of Motor Vehicles

You may apply for voter registration when you apply for or renew a drivers license. Applications for motor vehicle drivers license or renewal can serve as an application for voter registration or an update to a previous voter registration. Pennsylvania "motor voter" registration applications are completed and stored via electronic media. The Department of Transportation transmits the contents of the application electronically to the Department of State. The Department of State prints the application on district register cards and forwards them to the appropriate voter registration commission.

Register to Vote at Various Government Agencies

Many government agencies offer voter registration applications. The Department of Public Welfare, Health, Labor and Industry, the County Clerk of the Orphans Court and all armed forces recruitment centers offer this service. All forms submitted at these agencies are forwarded to the to the proper county voter registration commission.

Voter Registration Deadlines

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act the deadline for voter registration is 30 days prior to each election, with the following exceptions:
• Mail applications postmarked no later that the deadline to register must be processed. If the postmark is missing or illegible, applications must be processed when received no later than five days after the deadline.
• If the application is submitted to the Department of Transportation or agencies designated for registration
before the deadline to register prior to the election, the application must be processed by the proper voter registration
commission.

Voter registration reopens the day following any primary or election.