Pennsylvania Primary Date Changed!!!! From April 28 to June 2
Covid-19 forced the Pennsylvania Assembly & Senate to vote unanimously to push the 2020 PA Primary back by 6 weeks to Tuesday, June 2.
Vote by MAIL: Safe and Easy
ALL voters in PA can now vote by mail. This is the smart option for all of us in the year of Covid-19. Take advantage of Act 77, signed in October, which allows ANY registered PA voter to request a ballot early and submit that ballot through the U.S. mail. No reason required.
Do it now and be “ballot ready” for whatever Covid-19 brings.
Mail-in ballot request: VotesPA gives all the rules and regulations plus step-by-step guides for applying to receive a mail-in ballot electronically, or with a paper application, or in person.
- Electronic application is best so county workers need not decipher poor handwriting. But feel free to use any of the states’ three methods for applying to vote by mail.
Absentee ballot request: VotesPA gives all the rules and regulations plus step-by-step guides for applying to receive a traditional absentee ballot electronically, or with a paper application, or in person.
- Absentee ballots are still appropriate for those whose health prevents them from going to the polls or those who will not be in town on election day. This includes members of the military.
Track the status of your Vote by Mail application & ballot. PA Voter Services is the place to go to find out if your application was received, if your ballot is on the way to you, if your ballot was received.
Key dates for April 28, 2020 Primary
May 19: Voter registration deadline. Check your registration status.
May 26: Mail-in/absentee ballot application deadline.
June 2: Mail-in/absentee ballots MUST be at the county courthouse by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the 2020 primary.
Consolidated Polling Sites: Stay Tuned: Watch the news (including our Facebook page) for updates on consolidation of polling sites. One obvious reason: polling sites are typically staffed by senior citizens. Many will not be able/willing to staff the polls due to Covid-19. Fewer poll workers demands fewer polling sites. You will be informed of any changes in your polling site.