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Pennsylvania has what is called a closed Primary, which only allows Republicans and Democrats to vote for candidates. If there is a referendum on the ballot, all registered voters may vote for the referendum regardless of party affiliation.
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2022 Primary Election Polling Locations (PDF)
There are numerous ways in which you can register to vote such as:
Registration closes 15 days prior to every primary and general election.
In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office.
In order to request either ballot type, you must be registered to vote. Please visit the department of state website to view more information on how to apply for and receive an absentee ballot.
You may also call the Bureau of Elections at 724-284-5308 to request an absentee or mail-in ballot application.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Voting website where you may choose to make any changes online or print and complete a New/Change Voter Registration Application form and submit it to our office at:Butler County Elections BureauP.O. Box 1208Butler, PA 16003
Alternatively, this can be done through the renewal of your driver's license or by calling the Bureau of Elections at 724-284-5308 to request a Party/Address Change form.
Under the new Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act, you must be inactive for five years. Even then you will be notified before you are removed.
You have to be 18 years of age by the day of the ensuing election.
From 7 am continuous to 8 pm.
Listen or read what the news media has to report, more important go to the candidate debates or talk to the candidates personally. The Election Bureau will never give out information concerning candidates' viewpoints.
Your vote is very important. There have been many candidates in Butler County that have won the election by one vote.
To request Voter Registration information, Campaign Finance Reports, or any pubic information related to Butler County Elections or Voter Registration you must complete the Information Request Form (PDF) and submit to our office at:
Bureau of ElectionsP.O. Box 1208Butler, PA 16003
You must also submit a copy of the identification of the person submitting a request.
Find out more information on running for an elected office. You must call the Election Bureau in January of each year to see if the office you are interested in is up for election. Judicial, County, City, Township, Borough, and School District offices are always an odd number of years. Federal, State, and party offices are on even number years.