Our right to vote is one of the most precious of our rights as Americans. Pennsylvanians can register online to vote and presently can vote by mail. Those are a good beginning to making voting more accessible. And they need to become permanent. Candidates have an obligation to be clear about what their positions are and citizens have an equal responsibility to be informed voters.
October 19, 2020 – Last day to register before the November Election
October 27, 2020 – Last day to apply for mail-in or civilian absentee ballot. Applications must be received by the County Board of Elections by 5 p.m.
November 3, 2020 – General Election: polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mail-in and civilian absentee ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections by 8 p.m.
Contact Voter Registration to confirm if you are registered to vote, how to register and other questions related to voter registration.
Check registration status online here, register to vote or update address/name or change political party online here. (Changes to address made 30 days before an election means you will vote at the polling place for your old address. Changes to political party made 30 days or less before an election will take effect for the next election.) Download and print an application here.
Mail-In and Absentee Ballots
STEP 1: Apply online for a mail-in / absentee or,
download and print an application (mail-in: English / Spanish absentee: English / Spanish) or,
contact your local election office here or,
apply in person at your local election office or,
request an application from the Department of State by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA.
STEP 2: Send in your application to your local election office. The deadline for the 2020 general election is October 27th by 5 p.m.
STEP 3: Complete your ballot following the included directions. Be sure to sign the declaration. Use X stamps to send.
STEP 4: Track the status of your application and returned ballot here.
If you have issues, contact your local election office.
How to Fill Out Your Mail-in and Absentee Ballot
Find your polling place here.