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§ 2811. Qualifications of electors

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Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 P.S. Elections & Electoral Districts (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14. Election Code (Refs & Annos)
Article VII. Qualifications of Electors
25 P.S. § 2811
§ 2811. Qualifications of electors
Every citizen of this Commonwealth eighteen years of age, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elections, provided he or she has complied with the provisions of the acts requiring and regulating the registration of electors:
(1) He or she shall have been a citizen of the United States at least one month.
(2) He or she shall have resided in the State ninety days immediately preceding the election.
(3) He or she shall have resided in the election district where he or she shall offer to vote at least thirty days immediately preceding the election, except that if qualified to vote in an election district prior to removal of residence, he or she may, if a resident of Pennsylvania, vote in the election district from which he or she removed his or her residence within thirty days preceding the election.

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1937, June 3, P.L. 1333, art. VII, § 701. Amended 1959, Dec. 30, P.L. 2085, § 1; 1971, July 9, P.L. 197, No. 29, § 1; 1974, July 3, P.L. 443, No. 153, § 1, imd. effective.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 1974-153 legislation
The 1974 amendment, in subdivision (3), substituted “thirty” in lieu of “sixty” in two places.
CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS
Const. Art. 7, § 1, provides:
“Every citizen twenty-one years of age, possessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all elections subject, however, to such laws requiring and regulating the registration of electors as the General Assembly may enact.
“1. He or she shall have been a citizen of the United States at least one month.
“2. He or she shall have resided in the State ninety (90) days immediately preceding the election.
“3. He or she shall have resided in the election district where he or she shall offer to vote at least sixty (60) days immediately preceding the election, except that if qualified to vote in an election district prior to removal of residence, he or she may, if a resident of Pennsylvania, vote in the election district from which he or she removed his or her residence within sixty (60) days preceding the election.”
25 P.S. § 2811, PA ST 25 P.S. § 2811
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 76
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