Information For Voters

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Important 2020 Dates

Please note: Due to safety concerns and COVID-19 restrictions, the PA Primary Election has been rescheduled from April 28 to June 2. All other deadlines have been moved in accordance.

All voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot rather than going to their polling place on election day. Applications for mail-in ballots must be submitted on or before Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The earlier you can apply, the more time you will have to get, fill in, and return your ballot. If you have already applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot, you do NOT need to reapply.

May 18

Last day to register to vote before the primary election

May 26 by 5pm

Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot

June 2 by 8pm

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in or civilian absentee ballots

June 2

PRIMARY ELECTION

June 3

First day to register to vote after the primary election

June 9

Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on June 1)

FAQ For Voters

Can I vote in PA? How do I check my voter registration status? How do I register to vote? Where is my polling place? 

Find answers to these and other questions at www.votespa.com or 877-868-3772.

What time do the polls open and close? 

Polls are open on election day from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Do I need ID to vote? 

Only if this is your first time voting at a new polling place or it’s been more than 4 years since you last voted. For forms of accepted ID check on www.votespa.com.

Can someone assist me at the polls?

Yes, you have the right to assistance from a relative, friend, neighbor or other voter.

What should I do if I want to report a problem or have trouble at the polls?

Call the Department of State Voter Hotline at 1-877-868-3772 or the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-867-8683. Voters with disabilities can call Disability Rights PA at 717-839-5227 or email them at electionday@disabilityrightspa.org.

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

In Pennsylvania, voters can apply for a amail-in or absentee ballot for any reason.  To learn more about mail-in/absentee voting and to apply online for an absentee ballot, go to votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx.

How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

Registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot online with a valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDot) at votespa.com/ApplyAbsentee(opens in a new tab) .

Military and overseas voters should visit votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Military-and-Overseas-Voters.aspx for information on how they can obtain an absentee ballot.

Can I vote if I have been convicted of a felony?

Many people who have been convicted of a felony are eligible to vote in PA. Find out whether you are eligible at votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/default.aspx.

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