The upcoming General Election will be Tuesday, November 5, 2024. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you vote in person, you must vote at your assigned polling place. Be sure to get out and vote!

How to vote

In person

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you are standing in line at a polling location at 8:00 p.m. you have the right to vote.

Look up your polling location online.

If you're voting for the first time in a precinct, you do need to show your ID. Some acceptable forms include your I-Card, Pennsylvania driver's license, and voter registration card.

See a complete list of IDs and information for first-time voters on the Votes PA First-Time Voters page.

If you're listed as registered, just go and vote. If you're not listed as registered but did complete a voter registration form, call your county board of elections. Find phone numbers at Votes PA. The Indiana County number is 724-465-3852.

Note: If you're told at the polling place that you're ineligible to vote, ask the poll workers to look you up in the voter registration database to see if you're registered at a different polling location. If you're not registered at a nearby polling location, ask for a provisional ballot and vote.

By mail

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:

Indiana County Court House
Commissioners Office
2nd Floor
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Learn more about how to request an absentee or mail-in ballot.

Students living on campus

All students living in IUP-owned residence halls will vote at Zink Hall. This includes all students who live in Delaney Hall, Pratt Suites, Putt Hall, Northern Suites, Stephenson Hall, Ruddock Suites, and Wallwork Suites.

If you're registered to vote on campus, you should have received a voter registration card in your mailbox at the University Post Office. If you haven't received your card, check to ensure you’re registered to vote at Votes PA.

Not a Pennsylvania Resident?

If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, you can visit to register to vote and learn more about your home state's election information.

Ballot information

You can find information about:

For more information

For more information, contact the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement at 724-357-2598 or by email at You can also contact the Indiana County election office at 724-465-3805.

If you have a more immediate need or problems at the polls, call the Pennsylvania voter hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA or the national election protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Voter registration

As a college student, you have a choice about where you register to vote: at home or at your college address. You can find more information about the PA voter registration page.


To register as a new voter in Pennsylvania or update information, including your address, name, or party affiliation, complete the online Pennsylvania voter registration application by October 23, 2023.


You can register to vote in person on campus at the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement in Elkin Hall, room 128; or at the Department for Disability Access and Advising in Stouffer Hall, room 246.

In Pennsylvania, you can also register to vote at your county voter registration office or any PennDOT photo or driver's license center.

On-campus residents

If you live on campus, you must include the following on your voter registration form:

  • Your address
    • The street address of your residence hall
    • Include your room number (select Room on the online form, or place after Apt. number on the paper form)
    • The ZIP code for the IUP campus is 15705
    • Example for a resident of Wallwork Hall:
      • 455 Pratt Drive, Room 123, Indiana, PA 15705
      • Municipality: Indiana, County: Indiana
  • The address where you receive mail

Students Who Live Off Campus

If you have participated in past elections, but have since moved, check your registration status. This will help you see where you are registered and identify your polling location. If you find you are not registered, see the instructions above.