Check Voter Registration

Being registered is the first step in voting--mail-in or in person. If your name or address has not changed and the Status is 'Active' or 'Inactive,' you're good to go. An 'Inactive' status means you haven't voted in a while. You can still vote-by-mail or at the poll.

Know Your Reg Status at All Times

Check your status at any time, particularly if your name does not appear on the poll's voter roll.

Mail-in Ballots - Track from Application to Voted

Pennsylvania's automated system sends emails for each stage. Check your Inbox or SPAM folder.

The state also has a web tool that allows you to follow your ballot 24/7.

Here are the Statuses (Status Column)

  • Pending (Date displayed in Application Processed Column) = Means Application Approved
  • Pending (Date displayed in Ballot Mailed On Column) = Day Ballot Packet Mailed from the County Elections Office to You
  • Vote Recorded (Date displayed in Ballot Received Column - Before Election Day) - Ballot Received Column = Ballot Received by County Elections Office, passed initial outer envelope signature and secrecy envelope (naked) scrutiny
  • Vote Recorded (After Election Day) = Ballot scanned and Vote Counted
    • The date that the County received your 'voted' ballot, displayed in the Ballot Received Column, will remain the same

Confirm Ballot Status

Note: Email notifications may lag or arrive before your ballot status update.

Problems

Declined (Most common Reasons - Not an all-encompassing list)
Note: An email is sent to indicate that your ballot has been canceled.

  • County Elections Office unable to match registration
  • Duplicate application submitted, usually because Annual Option was chosen during a previously approved application during the same voting year

Canc - Ballot application was approved but canceled after

  • 'Voted' ballot received with no signature on Mailing Envelope (Declaration Envelope)
  • 'Voted' ballot received but missing Secrecy Envelope
  • Postoffice unable to deliver the ballot to the voter

You may request a replacement ballot up to Election Day at a Satellite Election Office if you receive a cancellation notice. You may also go to a poll on Election Day and vote on a provisional ballot.

Get Details About Canceled Ballots

Obtain detailed information about 'Canceled' mail-in ballots on the Philadelphia Commissioners website.

 

Sample Timestamps Mail-in Ballot with Annual Option

Note: Turn cellphones sideways to display the full graphics.

Screenshot - This ballot has been received and passed the signature and secrecy envelope scrutiny. Its secrecy envelope will be opened for ballot scanning no earlier than Election Day at 7 am.

  • 'Voted' ballot received with no signature on Mailing Envelope (Declaration Envelope)
  • 'Voted' ballot received but missing Secrecy Envelope or Secrecy Envelope contains writing that identifies you or the way that you voted
  • Post office unable to deliver the ballot to the voter

You may request a replacement ballot up to election day at a Satellite Election Office if you receive a cancellation notice. You may also go to a poll on Election Day and vote on a provisional ballot.

Sample Timestamps Mail-in Ballot with Annual Option

Note: Turn cellphones sideways to display the full graphics.

Screenshot - This ballot has been received and passed the signature and initial secrecy envelope scrutiny. Its mailing envelope and secrecy envelope will be opened for ballot scanning no earlier than Election Day at 7 am.

Recorded Vote - before security envelope opened