VOTING CENTER

 Key Primary Dates: 2021 

Please keep these important dates in mind to ensure your vote is heard in the 2020 Democratic primary!

Primary Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline

May 18, 2021

May 3, 2021

Mail Ballot Requests Deadline

Mail Ballot Return Deadline

May 11, 2021

May 18, 2021

Voter Registration FAQ

WHAT TIMES DO POLLS OPEN AND CLOSE?


Polls are open 7:00 AM − 8:00 PM. By PA law, anyone who is in line by 8:00 PM must be allowed to vote. If you are in line at 8:00 PM, stay in line until your ballot has been cast!




DO I NEED TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE?


In Pennsylvania, you are NOT required to show identification UNLESS it’s your first time voting at your current polling place. All voters appearing at a polling place for the first time must show a valid form of identification. That means if you previously voted in PA, but have since moved to a new precinct, you are still required to show ID at your new polling location. If you believe someone at your polling place has improperly or erroneously requested ID, please call PA Dems’ Voter Assistance Hotline at 833-728-6837.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M A PA RESIDENT TRAVELING OUTSIDE MY ELECTION DISTRICT ON ELECTION DAY?


If you can’t make it to the polls on June 2, 2020, you may request an absentee ballot to vote by mail.

  1. Request an Absentee Ballot at www.votespa.com or at your county’s Board of Elections office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26th.
  2. Return your completed ballot to your county’s Board of Elections before polls close at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2nd. Your county election officials must be in physical possession of your ballot at that time; a postmark before the deadline is not enough.
  3. In emergency situations—such as an unexpected illness or severe injury—you can request an Emergency Absentee Ballot by 8:00 PM on Primary Day, June 2nd.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M A VETERAN, ACTIVE MILITARY, OR CIVILIAN LIVING ABROAD?


Americans living overseas and in the military who want to vote in their home state must request their ballot every election year even if they are already registered. Democrats Abroad provides assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens who want to vote.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I BELIEVE MY VOTING RIGHTS (OR SOMEONE ELSE'S) HAVE BEEN VIOLATED ON ELECTION DAY? ↓


If you believe your voting rights have been infringed—or you see someone else’s rights infringed—please stay at that polling location and call the PA Dems’ Voter Assistance Hotline at 833-728-6837.





Vote By Mail FAQ

HOW DO I VOTE BY MAIL IN PENNSYLVANIA?


To vote by mail in Pennsylvania, you must first request your mail-in ballot. We recommend that you request your ballot online at www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin or in person at your county’s Board of Elections office. After you have received your ballot, you must mark your ballot according to the accompanying instructions, place it in the secrecy envelope, and mail it to your county’s elections office. Your county’s Board of Elections must receive your ballot by Election Day. A postmark on/before Election Day does not guarantee your ballot will be counted; it must be received by this deadline!




IS EVERYONE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE BY MAIL IN PENNSYLVANIA?


Every Pennsylvania voter is allowed to cast a mail-in ballot! You do not need to provide a reason or excuse to obtain your mail-in ballot, but you must request your ballot in advance.




WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES TO REQUEST AND RETURN MAIL-IN BALLOTS?


Mail-in ballots must be REQUESTED at least one week prior to the election. For the 2020 Democratic primary, the deadline to request your ballot is Tuesday, May 26th. Mail-in ballots must be RECEIVED by the time polls close on Election Day. For the 2020 Democratic primary, the deadline to return your ballot is 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 2nd. Please note that a postmark on/before Election Day does not guarantee your ballot will be counted! Your ballot must be in the physical possession of your county’s Board of Elections by the time polls close.





Primary Day FAQ

WHAT TIMES DO POLLS OPEN AND CLOSE?


Polls are open 7:00 AM − 8:00 PM. By PA law, anyone who is in line by 8:00 PM must be allowed to vote. If you are in line at 8:00 PM, stay in line until your ballot has been cast!




DO I NEED TO SHOW IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE?


In Pennsylvania, you are NOT required to show identification UNLESS it’s your first time voting at your current polling place. All voters appearing at a polling place for the first time must show a valid form of identification. That means if you previously voted in PA, but have since moved to a new precinct, you are still required to show ID at your new polling location. If you believe someone at your polling place has improperly or erroneously requested ID, please call PA Dems’ Voter Assistance Hotline at 833-728-6837.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M A PA RESIDENT TRAVELING OUTSIDE MY ELECTION DISTRICT ON ELECTION DAY?


If you can’t make it to the polls on June 2, 2020, you may request an absentee ballot to vote by mail.

  1. Request an Absentee Ballot at www.votespa.com or at your county’s Board of Elections office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 26th.
  2. Return your completed ballot to your county’s Board of Elections before polls close at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2nd. Your county election officials must be in physical possession of your ballot at that time; a postmark before the deadline is not enough.
  3. In emergency situations—such as an unexpected illness or severe injury—you can request an Emergency Absentee Ballot by 8:00 PM on Primary Day, June 2nd.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M A VETERAN, ACTIVE MILITARY, OR CIVILIAN LIVING ABROAD?


Americans living overseas and in the military who want to vote in their home state must request their ballot every election year even if they are already registered. Democrats Abroad provides assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens who want to vote.




WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I BELIEVE MY VOTING RIGHTS (OR SOMEONE ELSE'S) HAVE BEEN VIOLATED ON ELECTION DAY? ↓


If you believe your voting rights have been infringed—or you see someone else’s rights infringed—please stay at that polling location and call the PA Dems’ Voter Assistance Hotline at 833-728-6837.





You may also call the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation at 717-787-5280 or 1-877-868-3772.

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