Whether you’re planning to vote early or waiting until Election Day, it is important to make a plan to ensure you are fully prepared to vote. To make a voting plan, here are some things to consider:

If you are voting by mail, and you have not yet returned your mail or absentee ballot:

  • hand-deliver your voted ballot as soon as possible to your county election office or other county drop off location or drop box by 8pm on November 3 to securely cast your vote. Voters should no longer use postal service delivery as it is too late to guarantee your ballot will be delivered in time.
    • Find a mail-in ballot return location here.
    • You can track the status of your ballot here.
  • If you applied to vote by mail but never received your ballot, report to your polling place on Election Day, explain what happened, and ask for a provisional ballot to vote in person.

Please Note: the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot was October 27.

If you are planning to vote in person, make sure to:

  • confirm you are registered to vote by checking your status here;
  • look up your polling location since it may be different than in past years; and
  • bring your mask, water and snacks in case there are long lines (please remember that you are allowed to vote as long as you are in line by 8pm).

In Philadelphia, you can go to a satellite site where you can check your voter registration status, request a mail-in ballot, and cast your vote all in one place and in one visit! Read more here: https://bit.ly/31AqlLL

The following offices will appear on the ballot in Pennsylvania:

Additional resources:

  • Visit Votes PA for voter registration information, vote-by-mail information, and polling location information.
  • Committee of Seventy’s WeVote App: You can download the mobile app and join the AccessMatters team! Earn “points” for actions you take – like using the voter’s guide, volunteering, etc.
  • Visit League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania for election information.
  • Go to  vote411.org/ballot for a personalized ballot tool that provides you with information on the different candidates specific to your address.
  • Report any issues to the Pennsylvania Department of State online or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).
  • Read this helpful guide from the ACLU about your voting rights – ACLU: Know Your Rights At The Polls.


Last Updated: November 2, 2020


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