VOTING CENTER

 Key Primary Dates: 2020 

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

Primary Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline

June 2, 2020

May 18, 2020

Mail Ballot Requests Deadline

Mail Ballot Return Deadline

May 26, 2020

June 2, 2020

Voter Registration FAQ

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE IN PENNSYLVANIA?


There are three ways to register to vote in Pennsylvania: online, by mail, or in person at your county’s Board of Elections office.

  1. To register online, click here or visit www . pavoterservices . pa . gov /Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx at least fifteen days prior to the next election. To vote in the 2020 Democratic Primary Election, you must be registered as a Democrat by Monday, May 18th.
  2. To register by mail, print this application and mail it to your county’s Voter Registration Office, whose address is listed within the application.
  3. To register in person, find your county’s nearest Board of Elections office and stop in during business hours to complete a voter registration form.




I'M NEW TO PENNSYLVANIA WITH A DRIVER'S LICENSE FROM ANOTHER STATE. MAY I VOTE IN PA?


Yes, if you have lived at your current address for more than thirty days as of primary election day, you may register to vote in PA without a PA driver’s license.




I'M CURRENTLY A MINOR. WHEN MUST I TURN 18 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER?


Anyone who turns 18 on or before June 2, 2020 may register as a Democrat in time to vote in the primary. You must still submit your voter registration application prior to May 18, 2020.





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

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.





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

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