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Pennsylvania upcoming dates

If mailing ballot via USPS

  • October 27, 2020 at 5pm EST: Last day to request an absentee ballot

  • November 3, 2020 at 8pm EST: Mail-in ballot must be postmarked

  • November 6, 2020 at 5pm EST: County election office must have received mail-in ballot 

If dropping of ballot in-person, or voting in-person

  • October 27, 2020 at 5pm EST: Deadline to vote early in-person 

  • November 3, 2020 at 8pm EST: Mail-in ballot must be returned to your county election office or other designated location 

    • You may NOT drop off a voted ballot at the polling place.

  • November 3, 2020 from 7am-8pm EST: General Election, Polls Open


For voting in person & other scenarios

What to bring for in-person voting 

  • “COVID-19 Mitigation Measures will be in place on Election Day. Voters are asked to wear a face covering, observe physical distancing and to be cognizant of others around you.” – Allegheny County

  • “First-time voters – including individuals are are voting for the first-time at the polling place, will be asked to show an approved form of identification.” A list of acceptable IDs can be found at the PA Government website 

If you applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot, but would now like to vote in-person 

You can do one of the following:

  1. Take your ballot and declaration envelope to your polling place. Let the poll workers know that you want to surrender the materials and vote in-person. You will need to turn over the ballot and materials to the poll workers who will note them as spoiled and place them in an envelope to be returned to Elections. You will also be asked to sign a form confirming that you wish to surrender your mail-in ballot and vote in person. Once done, you will vote as you would have typically. 

  2. If you did not receive your ballot or cannot find it, you can still go to your polling place, but will have to cast a provisional ballot. Once voted, you will return your ballot to the poll workers who will secure it in an envelope and note the reason that you were asked to cast a provisional ballot. Your vote will not be counted on election day but will instead be returned to Elections and reviewed as part of the Return Board process. Once the board verifies that you cast no other vote in this election, the ballot will be opened, counted and added to the overall vote count.

If you sent a “naked” ballot (didn’t put your ballot in the secrecy envelope) 

You can do one of the following: 

  1. You can call or go directly to the county registrar office or early voting center and ask them to cancel your mail-in ballot. You can then ask for a new mail-in ballot (ask for a replacement ballot) either to be delivered to your home or if you are at your county registrar or early voting center, can get your replacement ballot and fill out there correctly and submit. 

  2. You can also call or go in-person to cancel your mail-in ballot. Then, go on election day to your newly designated polling location and cast your ballot there using the voting machine or using a paper ballot. 

  3. Provisional Ballot: You can go on election day and vote on a provisional ballot if your mail-in ballot was not received or processed or if you think you filled out your ballot in-correctly. But making sure that your provisional ballot is counted is not clear. This is the very last resort – should be avoided.

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Find more info about voting at the following links! 

  1. Pennsylvania Elections Office: votespa.com
  2. Satellite and Drop off Locations for Mail-in Ballots: vote.pa/return
  3. Philadelphia all in one Early Voting Centers. You can register to vote, apply for vote by mail application, submit your mail-in ballot on the spot, all in one day! https://www.philadelphiavotes.com/en/home/item/1845-open_satellite_election_offices_on_a_rolling_basis 
  4. Woori Center & KACP’s 2020 Election Voter Guidebook available here! 
  5. Woori Center’s Voter Registration Toolkit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m8C3Qr3dLfvBXlNjA9eHxHHOtsgVxy3OV9WGZE3-Cmc/edit?usp=sharing

Questions? Want to get in touch with us? Please reach out to us at info@wooricenterpa.org or call us at 267-270-9446

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