ACP and voting Issues
The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) and the Pennsylvania Department of State are working together to keep Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participants’ addresses private. Participants cannot register to vote at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) or with other state agencies. Our program works directly with the county voter registration office. Before an election, ACP participants will receive a ballot and use this ballot to vote. The participant returns the ballot to the director at the county voter registration office.
The Public Information List is a list of all registered voters. Only ACP mailing addresses will be on this list.
The Street List is a list of registered voters for political candidates and political parties that is used to see who is in their voting precinct. Only a participant’s ACP number will appear on this list.
District Registers, also called “poll books,” are used at polling sites throughout Pennsylvania. These are the books a person signs when they vote. Only a participant’s ACP number will appear.