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Reminder: New voting dates approaching

May 12, 2020 : Articles
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Your vote counts! Important changes were made to Pennsylvania voting laws this year to protect the safety of citizens during the coronavirus outbreak. These changes affect both when and how we can vote in the Spring Primary. Here is a simple guide.

When to vote: The Pennsylvania Primary was moved to June 2 and the deadline to register was extended to May 18. It is not too late to register! Visit

How to vote: All PA voters can now vote by mail. You do not need a reason to request a mail-in ballot. To apply online or to request a paper application, visit  Applications for a ballot must be received (not just postmarked) by May 26. The deadline to return your completed mail-in ballot is June 2 at 8 p.m. Ballots must be received by this date, so mail early.

Tips for voting by mail: Have a stamp handy! The state does not pay return postage on mail-in ballots. Be sure to follow all instructions on the ballot carefully, including all required signatures. If you request a mail-in ballot but then decide to vote in person instead, you will be asked to vote using a provisional ballot at the polling place.

Voting in person: You can still vote in person, though not all polling places may be open. To find your polling place, visit this website

For help or questions, call 1-877-VOTESPA (877-868-3772). 

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