2020 General Election–Question and Answers

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Can you vote in person, if you received your mail-in ballot?
You can bring your unopened ballot packet to your polling place and surrender your ballot, but only if it is unopened. If you opened your ballot packet but want to vote in person, you will get a provisional ballot to record your vote at your polling location.

I applied for a mail-in ballot but did not get one. Can I vote in person at my polling location?
You can go to your polling place, and you will get a provisional ballot to vote. A provisional ballot will record your vote while the county verifies your eligibility. You can find out more about provisional ballots on the PA Department of State website.

I voted by mail in the Primary. Will I get a mail-in ballot for the General Election?
When applying for a mail-in ballot, if you checked the box “permanent mail-in ballot,” you will get a general election mail-in ballot. If you did not check the “permanent mail-in ballot,” you would need to apply for one.  You can check your mail-in ballot status here.

Where is the dropbox in my county?
The PA State Department website provides a list drop off locations. If you don’t see your county listed, check back because it is updated regularly.

Is a dropbox safe?
Yes, a drop box is a safe and secure way for voters to return their mail-in ballot. Using a dropbox ensures your vote will reach the county election office in time and isn’t delayed by the mail.

Where do I find my polling location?
You can find your polling location on the PA State Department website. Polls are open from 7 A.M.-until 8 P.M. on election day. Wear a mask and remember to social distance and stay safe. If you are in line to vote at 8 P.M., you are still able to vote.

What is the deadline to register to vote?
The deadline to register to vote is October 19th. You can register to vote online here.  To be eligible to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Pennsylvania for 30 days before the election.

How do you register to vote?
You can register to vote online safely and securely. You will need to provide your driver’s license number or PA ID number. County election offices use the PENN-DOT record to verify your signature. If you do not have a PA driver’s license or ID, you must provide a signature to complete the voter registration form.

There are 3 options for this:

1.) Take a photo of your signature in blue or black ink and upload it.

2.) Request a signature form.

3.) Print, sign, and mail the voter registration application to your county registration office.


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