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Your Vote Matters: 2020 Election

Pennsylvania implemented several changes in election laws this year, and many citizens are expected to take part in the November 3 election.

Below, I’ve listed key dates, information on important voting information, and links to resources to provide you with the information you will need to take part in this critical civic process.

I hope you find it useful.  You can find more information here.  If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact one of my offices listed below.

Key Dates for the 2020 General Election

October 27 is the last day to apply for a mail-in ballot. Apply here.

November 3 is election day and the last day to vote by mail. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting by Mail in Pennsylvania

If you are a registered voter, you now have two options for mail ballots in Pennsylvania.

Mail-in ballot – Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.

Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of your 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.

Applications can be requested online at with a valid Driver’s License or Photo ID.

All absentee/mail-in ballot applications must be received in your County Voter Registration Office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, for the 2020 General Election.

Mark your ballot, following the instructions. Place the ballot in the secrecy envelop and then the official envelope. Sign the declaration and mail or deliver the ballot to your County Voter Registration Office.

Vote on November 3

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The state Polling Place Search tool will help you locate your polling place.

Voters who are voting for the first time in their election district will be required to show an ID. Acceptable IDs for first-time voters:

  • Driver’s license.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military, student, or employee ID.
  • Voter registration card.
  • Firearm permit.
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check.
  • Any ID issued by the Commonwealth or federal government.


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