Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania for the Nov. 8 general election. (It's next week in New Jersey.) If you still need to register to vote – or aren't sure if you're registered – here's what you need to do before casting your ballot.


- Pennsylvania's deadline to register is Tuesday (Oct. 11.).

- Check whether you're registered on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.

- You can register to vote online or submit a completed application to your county voter registration office, either by mail or in-person. If you are mailing the application, it must be postmarked by Oct. 11.

- You can also register to vote at a PennDot center when you get or update your driver's license, or at certain other state government offices.

- The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov. 1.

- Need more information? Check out the state's list of frequently asked questions about registering to vote.

New Jersey

- New Jersey's deadline to register is Oct. 18.

- Check whether you are already registered at the New Jersey Department of State's website.

- If you need to register, fill out the form for your county and bring or mail it to the county commissioner of registration or superintendent of elections for your county.

- The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Nov. 1.

- More information is on the state Division of Elections website.