§ 183.3. Residence of applicants or registrants.

 (a)  The following rules shall apply in determining residence of applicants or registrants.

   (1)  A registrant may not claim more than one place of residency for voter registration purposes.

   (2)  A registrant who registers to vote at a different residence loses residence for voter registration purposes in the place of former residence.

   (3)  An applicant without a specific address may indicate on the map of the VRMA where the applicant lives. If the applicant has no permanent address, the applicant shall do the following:

     (i)   Note on the map the place where the applicant spends most of his time, which shall serve as the applicant’s residence.

     (ii)   Provide a mailing address, which may be a post office box, general delivery at a post office or a shelter where the applicant spends time.

   (4)  An applicant who is a student at an institution of higher education located within this Commonwealth, may register in the district in which the applicant resides while attending the institution.

   (5)  In determining eligibility under section 1301(a) of the act (relating to qualifications to register), residence begins on the day when the applicant commences to physically reside within the district and includes the day of the next election. A commission may use a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the applicant or registrant as evidence in determining residency.

 (b)  A commission may accept a post office box as an address of residence only if no other address is available for an applicant.


   The provisions of this §  183.3 adopted December 27, 2002, effective January 27, 2003, 32 Pa.B. 6340.

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