Pennsylvanians: How to change your party so you can vote in the Primary

I know a lot of people in Pennsylvania, so I thought I’d put this up for their use.

The clock is ticking to be a part of this primary election.

  • If you want to vote in the primary on April 22nd, you need to be in the party of the candidate you want to vote for.
  • If you want to vote for Obama, you need to make sure your party affiliation is Democrat.
  • If you want to vote for Huckabee, then you need to make sure your party affiliation is Republican.
  • If you are currently in a 3rd party, you can’t have a say in the primaries, but…

Luckily, you can still change your party affiliation or register to vote before March 24th. (And you can always change it back later if you change your mind.)

These primaries are tight, so your vote really does matter.


New PA Voters Can Register Online Here

Change your PA party affiliation by calling your election office here

Find Your PA Polling Place on the day of the primary

Online PowerPort Tool that should let you change your party online, but looks like a pain.
(a simple phone call at your polling place in the link above may be easier)


Last day to register or change party: March 24th
Primary Date: April 22nd