Key Information For Haverford Township Voters

Key Dates

Primary Registration Deadline is Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Primary Election Day is on Tuesday, May 17,2022
General Election Registration Deadline is Monday, October 24th, 2022
General Election is Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

2022 Offices Up For Election

The following positions are up for election this year:

PA Governor
PA Lieutenant Governor
State Legislature
Federal Legislature

Register To Vote

Before you can vote in Pennsylvania, you must register to vote (at least 15 days before Election Day). Once you are registered you need to either request a mail-in ballot or vote in-person on election day.

Email Support

If you have any voting questions or need voting support you can email us any time at info@haverforddemocrats.com

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Register To Vote

The last day to register to vote – or make any changes to your voter registration (address, party, etc) is 15 days before an election. If you have a PA Driver’s License, it can ALL be done online! Check out www.vote.pa.gov/Register-to-Vote to learn about all ways to register or update your voter record.

If you need to check on your registration status you can do so via PA Voter Services

Vote By Mail

You can vote by mail in PA if you apply for a mail-in ballot every year. The process is fairly straightforward. You can find a handy guide for all things mail-in ballot in the Votes PA guide.

Apply For A Ballot

You can apply for your mail-in ballot by going to the PA Voter Services Ballot Request website.

Fill Your Ballot

There are very specific instructions you need to follow when you fill out your mail-in ballot.

This brief video explains the dangers of submitting a “Naked Ballot.” Naked Ballots won’t be counted on election day!

Submit Your Ballot

There are three ways you can submit your mail-in ballot.

Remember: ballots must arrive at Bureau of Elections by or before November 8, 2022. The post-mark date does not matter.

Mail It In

If it is more than two weeks out from election day the regular mail works great. If it’s within two weeks of election day it’s better to use on of the other options below. 

Drop It Off

You must use the drop box located in the county you live in.

Haverford Township has a mail ballot drop box located outside of the main door of the township building. Easiest access: heading down Darby Rd. toward Manoa Rd., just before the Wawa, turn right into the driveway for the parking lot.

Deliver to the Delaware County Election Bureau 

You must physically hand in your ballot by 7:59 p.m. on November 8, 2022.

Government Center
Ground Floor
201 Front St.
Media, PA

Track Your Mail-In Ballot

Use Ballot Tracker to track the status of your ballot application and, later, the progress of your ballot through the system.

Tracking your application for a mail-in ballot: Allow two weeks for your application to be logged into the slow-but-secure SURE data system.

If Ballot Tracker says “We are unable to match your information with our records,” that does not mean your application has been lost. It means it has not been logged.

Delco Bureau of Elections will continue to process applications until the application deadline on October 26.

You can contact the Delco Elections Bureau with any questions or comments.

Phone: 610-891-4673
Email:  DelcoElection@co.delaware.pa.us

Vote In-Person

Haverford Township has 36 voting locations, one for each precinct.  You must vote in your own precinct. Visit voting locations for addresses of polling sites by ward. If you do not know your ward, visit our Ward Map page.

What To Bring

In some cases you may need to bring a form of identification in order to vote. Only first-time voters or those voting for the first time at a particular polling place will need to show ID.

Photo ID that will be accepted at your voting location
  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
Approved forms of non-photo ID include
  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

To get a Photo ID: Go to PennDOT’s Driver’s License Center
Granite Run Mall (Behind ACME)
1067 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063

Fill In Your Ballot

Fill in the bubbles that correspond with your choice of elected official to vote for. If you need advice the Haverford Democrats will have likely dropped a bring yellow sample ballot on your door or will be distributing them at your polling location.

You can also get a digital version of the sample ballot that will be linked here when it gets closer to election time.

Voter FAQs

This answer only applies if your mail-in ballot has not yet been mailed to you. If you are in possession of your mail-in ballot check the FAQ below this one.

If your mail-in ballot has not yet been sent out you can cancel it by taking these steps:

  1. Download, fill and print this form from the Delco Election Bureau.
  2. Type a short letter with the words “I wish to cancel my mail-in ballot application for the November 8, 2022 election.” Include your address and date of birth in the letter.
  3. Sign the letter and mail it along with the form you filled out and printed to:

    Delco Elections Bureau
    2501 Seaport Drive
    Suite BH120, Chester, PA 19013-2267

This answer only applies if your mail-in ballot has arrived and is in your possession. If your mail-in ballot has not been mailed out see the FAQ above this one.

If you are in possession of your mail-in ballot but have decided you want to vote in person on Nov. 3, go to your precinct’s Voting Location and bring your entire mail-in ballot – envelopes and all – with you.

Tell the poll workers you wish to spoil your mail ballot. You will then surrender your mail-in ballot and its two envelopes to the Judge of Elections. You can then cast a regular vote at the polls.

Yes, you can still vote but you will need to cast a “Provisional Ballot.”

All you need to do it go to your voting location and tell the Judge of Elections about your situation. You will be allowed to cast a “provisional ballot.”  It will be counted after the County affirms that your mail-in ballot was never submitted. 

If you submit your ballot by mail or early in person, you may not change your vote on election day. The vote you submit early is absolutely final.

Under certain circumstances, a voter will be permitted to cast a provisional ballot at that voter’s polling place. Each ballot will be examined within three days of the election to determine if the person casting the ballot was, in fact, eligible to vote. If so, that provisional ballot will be counted as a regular vote.

Voters are entitled to cast a provisional ballot at their polling place under the following circumstances:

  • You applied for a mail ballot but it did not arrive by Election Day so you must vote at your local precinct on Election Day.
  • You are a first-time voter who cannot produce an approved form of identification (see list above).
  • You believe you are registered and eligible to vote, but your name does not appear on the election district register and the election officials at the polling place cannot determine your voter status.
  • An election official at the polling place challenges your eligibility to vote.
  • Learn more about provisional ballots from PA Dept of State.

In Case of Emergency

Issues At The Polls

In Haverford there should be a Democratic poll watcher at every voting location. If you are having an issue of any kind you can find this person just outside your polling place who will know who to report your issue to.

You can also call the Pa Dems voter protection services line. The number will be posted here once the 2022 number is confirmed.

PA Votes Support Hotline

Need Immediate Support?
Call the Voter Assistance Hotline:
833-PAVOTES (833-728-6837)

File A Formal Complaint

If you believe that a state or local official or employee has violated provisions of the U.S. Help America Vote Act of 2002,* you have the right to file a complaint with the state Bureau of Elections and have that complaint considered, ruled on, and resolved within 90 days. The following are examples of the types of circumstances under which a complaint should be filed:

  • You are denied the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot if your voting status is challenged.
  • You believe that an election official or employee has violated the requirement that a first-time voter present an approved form of ID at the polling place.
  • You believe the information that is required to be posted at the polling place is incomplete, missing, or inaccessible to you.

Attorneys are on hand at the Delco Bureau of Elections to answer your questions or complaints. (610) 891-4659.

*The federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 as well as Pennsylvania’s related laws is intended to ensure that every person who is eligible to vote (and who appears at the appropriate polling place) is given the opportunity to do so and that every voter’s ballot is counted. It also aims to maintain the nation’s low occurrences of voter fraud. The law’s specifics are outlined by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Submitting a complaint about procedures at the polls.

Accessing a complaint form

Visit the PA Department of State website

Or email your request for a complaint form to RA-BCEL@state.pa.us

Or send a written request for a complaint form to:
The Bureau of Elections
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717)787-5280

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