On Friday, March 27, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules the 2020 primary election from April 28 to June 2. The measure makes other election process changes, including some due to the COVID-19 emergency. The bill provides process improvements to Act 77 of 2019, to allow counties to begin processing and tabulating mail ballots beginning at 7 a.m. on election day, rather than after the polls close at 8 p.m. Additionally, the measure allows counties to temporarily consolidate polling places without court approval and eases other rules regarding location and staffing of polling places for the primary to respond to county concerns about a potential shortage of poll workers and appropriate polling place locations.
You can register to vote in Pennsylvania if you are:
What if I have a felony conviction?
You may already be registered!
You can NOW register to vote ONLINE in Pennsylvania!
What if I've moved since I registered to vote
NOTE: The deadline to register to vote or change your address is 30 days before the election.
You can request an absentee ballot by:
The county board of elections must receive your application for absentee ballot no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election.
Because of late delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of State (DOS) recommends that voters submit their absentee ballot applications at least two (2) weeks before the election.
Your county board of elections must receive your voted absentee ballot by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election.
If you must submit your application for an absentee ballot on the Tuesday before the election, DOS recommends that you return your voted absentee ballot in person.
In emergency situations (such as an unexpected illness or disability), you can submit an Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot, which must be received by your county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day.
In an emergency situation that occurs after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day, you can submit an Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot to your County Court.
How do I find my polling place?
When are the polls open on Election Day?
Do I need any identification (ID) to vote?
Acceptable photo IDs for first-time voters:
Acceptable non-photo IDs for first-time voters:
What if my name isn’t in the poll book?
What if I’m in the wrong precinct?
What if the county board of elections cannot find my name?
What is a provisional ballot?
Can my right to vote be challenged?
Can someone assist me at the polls?
Who can be inside the polling place?
What happens if I am intimidated at the polls?
|Oct. 19||Last day to REGISTER before the November election|
|Nov. 3||GENERAL ELECTION Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|