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You can check the status of your ballot application at:
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/BallotTracking.aspx

Everything you wanted to know about voting in Pennsylvania: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov
or call 1-833 PAVOTES for voting questions

Pennsylvania is one of the key states that will determine who will be sworn in as the next President of the United States. In a state that has approximately 900,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, Trump won the state by a mere 44,000 votes in 2016. Democrats did not show up in 2016, we must show up in November 2020. Encourage your family, friends, and community to vote because every vote does count. The pandemic has forced us to change just about everything in our lives, including how we vote. As much as these changes have restricted our daily lives,  they have also made voting easier than ever. You can vote by mail, vote early, go to the polls, the choice is yours, but please vote.

Voting Questions

Register to Vote or Check Your Registration

The deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2020.

Make sure you’re registered—if you’re not sure, you can check your voter registration online.

There are several ways to register to vote if you aren’t already. You can register online. If you have a Pennsylvania driver’s license and access to the internet, registering online is quick and easy.

You can register by mail. Print out this form and mail it to 542 Forbes Avenue, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 before Oct. 19, 2020. The county can send you a voter registration form, but you’ll need to call or email them. You can reach them by phone at 412-350-4500 or email ElectionsContact@AlleghenyCounty.us.

You can also register to vote in person at the City-County Building — 542 Forbes Avenue, on the 6th Floor. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. You can also update your voter registration status while getting your PennDOT driver’s license.

If you’ve moved, changed your name, or want to change your party affiliation, you must do so by Oct. 19, 2020. There are several ways to update this information. You can do so online, with a paper form or by contacting or going to the county Elections Division. You can call or contact the Elections Division: 412-350-4500 or email ElectionsContact@AlleghenyCounty.us.

Requesting a Mail-in Ballot

Anyone can vote by mail in the general election this year. You don’t need a reason or excuse. If you want to vote by mail, you need to request a ballot. The application to vote by mail and vote absentee is the same.

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is 5 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2020. While you can request a mail-in ballot up to this date, election officials are urging people to request a ballot as soon as possible.

If you voted by mail in the primary election, do you need to apply again to vote in the general? This depends. If you checked the box for a “permanent” mail-in ballot on the primary mail-in ballot application, then you will automatically receive the ballot for the general election. If you didn’t check that box, you’ll need to apply again.

If you can’t remember:You can check the status of your applications on the Department of State website. .

If you apply for a mail-in ballot for the general election and get rejected or told you can’t apply twice, contact the Elections Division immediately. You can call the Elections Division at 412-350-4500. You can also email the division at ElectionsContact@AlleghenyCounty.us.

 

 
Fill Out Your Ballot

Filling out a mail-in ballot correctly is critical. First, when you get your ballot, carefully open it. You don’t want to rip your ballot in half. If you want to familiarize yourself with the ballot, Allegheny County provides sample ballots ahead of the general election.

Follow the ballot instructions carefully. There are three steps:

1.) Fill out the ballot. You should fill in the oval next to your candidate’s name completely with a blue or black ballpoint pen only. Do not make any markings outside the ovals. If you mess up and worry you’ve damaged your ballot, contact the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4500. You can also email the division at ElectionsContact@AlleghenyCounty.us

2.) Put the completed ballot into the secrecy envelope, which is a blank envelope with “Official Mail-in Ballot” printed on the front. You must do this to avoid returning a “naked ballot,” one without a secrecy envelope. If you forget this step, your ballot will not be counted. The Pittsburgh City Paper did an extensive explanation of the “naked ballot” and how to avoid it. You can read it here.

3.) Put the secrecy envelope containing your completed ballot into the declaration envelope and sign it.

Then, you can send off your ballot.

Returning the Mail-in Ballot

Once you get your mail-in ballot, fill it out and return it immediately. You can return your mail-in ballot through the mail or by dropping it off. You should prioritize the return of your ballot in advance of Nov. 3, 2020, to be extra safe.

If you’re mailing your ballot, you don’t need a stamp. The state is using a postage-paid ballot-return envelope.

If the election is less than a week away, consider dropping off your ballot at the Elections Office, 542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can also drop your ballot at one of the county’s satellite offices, below:

Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • North Park Ice Rink
  • South Park Ice Rink
  • DPW Garage # 2 (Carnegie)
  • CCAC Homewood

Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • North Park Ice Rink
  • South Park Ice Rink
  • DPW Garage # 2 (Carnegie)
  • CCAC Homewood

Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • South Park Ice Rink
  • CCAC South
  • Boyce Park Ski Lodge
  • Shop ‘n Save Hill District

Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • South Park Ice Rink
  • CCAC South
  • Boyce Park Ski Lodge
  • Shop ‘n Save Hill District

Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • Boyce Park Ski Lodge
  • CCAC South
  • CCAC Allegheny
  • North Park Ice Rink

Sunday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • City-County Building
  • Boyce Park Ski Lodge
  • CCAC South
  • CCAC Allegheny
  • North Park Ice Rink

I applied for a mail-in/absentee ballot, but I would rather go to the poll now. I’ve already received my ballot. What are my options?

If you receive your ballot and decide to go to the polling place instead, you should take the entire packet with you and let the poll worker know that you would like to spoil your ballot and vote in person instead. They will take the packet and secure it in an envelope to record that action and then you can vote as you would any other time.

If you receive your ballot, but misplace it or parts of it, you can still go to the polling place, but you will be asked to vote by provisional ballot. You would not scan your ballot in but would instead provide it to the poll workers when done. It will be returned to Elections and reviewed as part of the Return Board process. They will verify that the ballot was not cast any other way and, if not, will then open and count the provisional ballot during that process.

Voting In Person

Voting In Person

Allegheny County plans to have all in-person polling locations open for the general election. If you want to vote in person, check where your polling location is located. Remember to wear a mask.

Allegheny County is opening satellite offices where voters can vote in person or drop off their completed ballots. 

The offices and operating hours will be:

Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
NORTH PARK ICE RINK
SOUTH PARK ICE RINK
DPW GARAGE # 2 (CARNEGIE)
CCAC HOMEWOOD
Sunday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
NORTH PARK ICE RINK
SOUTH PARK ICE RINK
DPW GARAGE # 2 (CARNEGIE)
CCAC HOMEWOOD
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
SOUTH PARK ICE RINK
CCAC SOUTH
BOYCE PARK SKI LODGE
SHOP ‘N SAVE HILL DISTRICT
Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
SOUTH PARK ICE RINK
CCAC SOUTH
BOYCE PARK SKI LODGE
SHOP ‘N SAVE HILL DISTRICT
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
BOYCE PARK SKI LODGE
CCAC SOUTH
CCAC ALLEGHENY
NORTH PARK ICE RINK
Sunday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
BOYCE PARK SKI LODGE
CCAC SOUTH
CCAC ALLEGHENY
NORTH PARK ICE RINK