VOTING CENTER

 Key Primary Dates: 2021 

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

General Election Date

Voter Registration Deadline

November 2, 2021

October 18, 2021

Mail Ballot Requests Deadline

Mail Ballot Return Deadline

October 26, 2021

November 2, 2021

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

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.





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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