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§ 1324. Application by mail

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 Pa.C.S.A. ElectionsEffective: March 18, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 Pa.C.S.A. Elections
Part IV. Voter Registration (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 13. Voter Registration
Subchapter B. Procedure
Effective: March 18, 2002
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1324
§ 1324. Application by mail
(a) General rule.--An application to register to vote or to change party enrollment or name or address on a current registration may be submitted by voter registration mail application in the manner set forth in this section. An application may be submitted by mail or by representative to the commission on an official mail registration application, the form of which shall be determined and prescribed by the secretary or the Federal Election Commission pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-31, 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg et seq.).1 The applicant must complete the information required on the registration application and sign the registration declaration.
(b) Time.--Registration under this section may be made at any time. If a registration application is received by a commission beyond the deadline for registration provided in section 1326 (relating to time), the application shall be retained by the commission until the beginning of the next period during which registration can be made.
(c) Military electors.--
(1) A military elector may apply at any time for registration on an official registration application or any form prescribed by the Federal Government for such purpose.
(2) The status of a military elector to register under this section with respect to residence shall remain as the same home residence status from which the military elector is qualified to register. If, at the time of leaving that home address, the military elector had not resided in this Commonwealth or in a particular election district for a sufficient time to have been entitled to be registered but, by continued residence, would have become entitled to be registered, the military elector shall be entitled to be registered at the time the military elector would have been entitled to register had the military elector not left that home address but continued to reside there.
(3) The commission is authorized to consider a request for an absentee ballot as a request for an official registration application and to forward to the requester all of the following:
(i) An absentee ballot and balloting material.
(ii) An official registration application.
(4) The military elector must complete and file these documents in accordance with the applicable provisions of the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L. 1333, No. 320),2 known as the Pennsylvania Election Code.
(5) The right to be registered pursuant to this subsection shall not be subject to challenge for any reason other than failure to have furnished the commission a properly completed registration application.

Credits

2002, Jan. 31, P.L. 18, No. 3, § 1, effective in 45 days.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Prior Laws:
1995, June 30, P.L. 170, No. 25, § 524 (25 P.S. § 961.524).

Footnotes

Transferred; see now, 52 U.S.C.A. § 20501.
25 P.S. § 2600 et seq.
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1324, PA ST 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1324
Current through 2018 Regular Session Acts 1 to 87, 89 to 94, 97, 105, 107, 108, 111, 115, 124, 128, 131 to 133, 145, 153, 156, 158, 159, 161, 163 and 164
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