New Mail-in Ballot Deadline - June 9th, 2020, 5 pm - Ballots must be postmarked by June 2nd, 2020
Vote from the Comfort and Safety of Your Living Room
Voting by mail without having to provide a reason is not new to voters in some other states. However, it is new to Pennsylvanians. Governor Wolf signed Act 77 into law on October 31, 2019, a voting reform law that includes mail-in voting.
Many Pennsylvania voters are just finding out about this new way to vote. Mail-in voting is not in response to the covid-19 pandemic, but we're glad to have the option given our current circumstances.
The Deadline to Apply for Mail-In Ballots has Passed (May 26th)
Here are your final steps.
- If you did not apply for a mail-in ballot and will be traveling or are disabled, you can still apply for an Emergency Ballot. Check out our FAQ page.
- Check out these tips if you still have your ballot or never received it and would like more guidance on what to do next.
- If you're OK, and just want to find a place to drop it off, keep reading this page.
Step One - Mark Your Ballot
You will need to mark your candidate selections after you receive your ballot from the county. Check out our Offices & Ballot Questions page to learn about which offices will be up for election. There's a link to download your local ballot so you can familiarize yourself with the candidates in your district before your ballot arrives.
Step Two - MAIL IT BACK or Drop It Off - Sooner than Later
Tight Deadline—In their hands: - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Sign and mail the sealed ballot back in the postage-paid envelope. Note: Philadelphia's election officials have committed to sending postage-paid envelopes. Other PA counties may follow a different postage standard.
Postmarks count. Your ballot must be postmarked by June 2nd, 2020. You may want to consider using a dropbox to ensure your ballot reaches the City's office by the deadline.
Drop and Roll Option: The City is providing official drop off boxes for voters to deposit their ballots before the deadline. Simply drop the ballot in the box and keep on with your day. Find a location near you.>>
If you change your mind about mailing the ballot, take a look at our FAQ page for more details.
Step Three - Check the Status of Your Ballot
You may use your name and birthdate to check on the progress of your application and ballot throughout the entire voting process.
Check the Election Ballot Status page to check the status of your ballot from when you applied to when the County Board of Elections receives your voted ballot.
Check Your Ballot Status
Type in your name and birthdate to check your ballot's progress.
We Checked the Facts
You will need to mark your candidate selections after you receive your ballot from the county. Check out our Offices and Ballot Question page to learn about which offices will be up for election. Also, download your local ballot to familiarize yourself with the candidates in your district.