Voting In Person- Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights On Election Day

SEIU Local 668 wants to make sure our members know their rights on election day. Polls are open from 7 A.M. – 8 P.M on November 3, 2020. Voter turnout for the 2020 election will be high, and you may experience longer than usual lines at your polling location. As long as you are inline to vote by 8:00 P.M., you can vote. Stay safe by wearing a mask and remembering to social distance.

At polling locations, there will be poll watchers and poll workers. A poll watcher is a trained individual who must live in the county of the place they are watching. They are not allowed to interact with the voters. If they see something out of the ordinary, they report it to the Judge of Elections on-site. A poll worker checks in voters and shows them how to work the voting machine. The Post Gazette published a story that explains what poll workers and poll watchers can and can’t do on election day.

It is illegal for a person to intimidate you at your polling place. If you feel intimidated, immediately tell a poll worker who will report it to the Judge of Elections on site. You can also call 1-877-VOTESPA and file a complaint through the state’s hotline. Other non-profit groups will be assisting voters who have problems on election day. The nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition has its hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE. You can also check out their website for voting information.

If you have questions about voting, check out our frequently asked questions page.

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