Need an absentee ballot? Here are the answers to many of your questions.

Who can vote by absentee ballot?

ONLY qualified voters may apply. Voters can check if they qualify by:

Can I download, print, and mail an Absentee Ballot application?

YES. http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Documents/Absentee_Ballot_Application.pdf

Permanent Absentee Ballot Applications (For voters with permanent disabilities)

ONLY voters with a permanent disability may apply for a permanent absentee or alternative ballot | www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Accessible-Voting.aspx

Download an application: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Documents/Absentee_Ballot_Application_Permanent.pdf

Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

Regular Absentee Voters | Applications must be received or hand delivered to the County Board of Elections office by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Military/Overseas | Applications must be received or hand delivered to the County Board of Elections office by 5:00pm on Monday, November 5, 2018

Emergency Absentee Ballot Applications

Who | ONLY registered voters experiencing an absence, illness, or disability occuring AFTER 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Deadline | Original applications must be received or hand delivered to the County Board of Elections office by 5:00pm on Friday November 2, 2018

Download an application: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Documents/Emergency%20Absentee%20Application.pdf

For more info: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

Last-Minute Emergency Absentee Ballot Applications

Who | ONLY registered voters experiencing an absence, illness, or disability occuring AFTER 5:00pm on Friday November 2, 2018

Deadline | Original applications must be received or hand delivered by 8:00pm on Tuesday November 6, 2018

Download an Application: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Documents/EmergencyAbsenteeApplication-After5onFriday.pdf

For more info: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

When are Absentee Ballots available?

Military/Overseas | On or about August 28, 2018

Regular Absentee Voters | On or about September, 17, 2018

How to Vote an Absentee Ballot

  1. Mail it in with the envelope provided

  2. Hand-deliver it to your County Clerk’s Office

  3. Apply and vote at your County Clerk’s Office (in-person absentee voting)

http://votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Regular Absentee Voters | Must be received by November 2, 2018

Military/Overseas | Postmarked by 11:59pm November 5, 2018

I lost my ballot. Can I get a replacement?

The most effective method is to contact your County Election Officials by phone or in-person to request a new one.

http://votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

Can someone obtain and return my ballot for me?

YES. Voters who need assistance can submit a Designation of Agent form which is available in multiple languages. For more info: http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

Can I check the status of my absentee ballot?

YES. Voters can use the Check Voter Registration link: http://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx

VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline

Online: October 9, 2018 by 11:59 pm

By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2018

In-Person: October 9, 2018 at their County Voter Registration Office

Can I register to vote on Election Day?

NO. There is NO “Election Day” (aka “Same-Day”) Registration available.

Am I registered to vote?

Check your registration status - http://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx

Do I need ID to register to vote?

NO. Voters are requested to provide their Pennsylvania Driver's License or PennDOT ID Number, or the last four digits of their social security number. But, if they have never been issued these documents they may still register to vote.

Can I register to vote online?

YES. PA Driver’s License or Non-Driver PA ID requested. NOTE: Applicants with no PennDOT number may upload a digital signature or submit their signature by mail to complete the registration process. Click here: http://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

Can I download, print and mail, or hand deliver, a Voter Registration form?

YES. | http://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/documents/VoterApplication_English.pdf

How do I update my voter registration?

Online or Paper Form (links above)

I have a felony conviction, can I register and vote?

YES. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release. Voter MUST re-register. You may register if you are on parole/probation or awaiting trial. You CANNOT use a halfway house as your residence address, however. For more info - http://votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/Convicted-Felon,-Misdemeanant-or-Pretrial-Detainee.aspx

I moved within Pennsylvania, but didn’t update my voter registration.

  • New Address, but voter’s same polling place - Voter can vote after confirming their new address in writing.

  • New Address in the same County, but a new polling place - Voter can vote at their OLD polling place after confirming their new address in writing.

  • To a new County - Voter can vote at their OLD polling place after confirming their new address in writing.

  • Voters who have questions should contact their County Election Office - http://votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

I’m a college student from out-of-state, can I register?

YES. You would use your PA residence address.

I’m active military/overseas, can I register?

YES. https://fvap.gov/pennsylvania

Have voter registration questions?

Call your election officials

http://votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx

EARLY VOTING
NO. There is no in-person early voting in Pennsylvania.

EXCEPTION: Absentee Voters. Please see “ABSENTEE VOTING” for more information.


ELECTION DAY

ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

When can I vote?

Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm (Eastern Time Zone)

If you are in line after 8:00pm you CAN STILL VOTE. Do not get out of line.

Where do I vote?

You can look up your legislator here.

http://legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator

Find your polling place

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx

Is VOTER ID required to vote?

FIRST-TIME VOTERS will be requested to show Photo or Non-Photo ID from a list of approved IDs. For more info

http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/First-Time-Voters.aspx

Voters who have moved within PA but have not updated their voter registration will make their lives easier if they bring ID with them

Provisional Ballots (for voters having trouble voting on Election Day)

  • Voters who are not on the list of registered voters, voting at the wrong (or new) polling place, or cannot provide the requested ID on Election Day may be able to vote a Provisional Ballot. For more info -

http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Provisional-Ballot.aspx

Accessible Voting (For voters 65+ or with a Disability/Illness)

http://votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Alternative-Ballot.aspx

Voter Protection

  • ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE

    • English | 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

    • Spanish | 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)

    • Multiple Asian languages | 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)

  • DEPT. OF JUSTICE VOTING RIGHTS HOTLINE | 1-800-253-3931