Vote for Kathy in 2 easy steps
1. Register to vote before October 19, 2020 (check here to see if you are eligible to vote). There are four ways:
- By mail
- In-person at your county voter registration office
- At PennDOT and some other government agencies.
2. After you have registered, you can submit your vote before Tuesday, November 3 in one of three ways. When voting at a polling place for the first time, you must show proof of identification, either with a photo or not. Click here to see what forms of ID are accepted
- In-person at your polling place on November 3 Click here to see your polling location
- Absentee. Applications must be received by 5 pm October 27 and turned into your election office by 8 pm November 3rd. Apply at this link
- Mail-in (if you are not eligible for Absentee). Applications must be received by 5 pm October 27 and turned into your election office by 8 pm November 3rd. Apply at this link
Register to Vote
NOTE: October 19, 2020, is the last day to register before the November 3, 2020, general election.
To vote in Pennsylvania, you must first register to vote at least 15 days before the election.
You can register to vote online, by mail, or at a number of government agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Photo License and Driver’s License Centers.
Registering to vote
Updating your registration
If you are already registered to vote in Pennsylvania, you do not have to register again unless you need to change your name, address, or political party.
- How to update your registration
- Check to see if you are registered to vote
- Notify the county where you are registered if you move out of state
Information about voting for:
- College students
- Military and civilian overseas voters
- People who have been convicted of a felony or are in jail
What are mail ballots?
In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete and return to your county election office.
- Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you should request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
- Mail-in ballot – If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.
In order to request either ballot type, you must be registered to vote. Please visit Check Your Registration Status to review your registration information.
Which Ballots should I use?
Who may apply for an absentee ballot application?
- College students who are not registered to vote at their school address
- People whose work or vacation take them away from the municipality where they live
- Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place
- Members of the military
- People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday
- Inmates who haven’t been convicted of a felony
- To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.
Who may apply for a mail-in ballot application?
You may apply for a Mail-in Ballot if you do not qualify for an Absentee Ballot. You must be registered to vote in order to vote by mail-in ballot.
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