GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 2020

DEADLINE ALERTS

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The Deadline for Registration is Monday, October 19th, 2020 .

If you plan to vote by mail-in ballot in the November 3, 2020 ELECTION:

Your application for a Ballot- must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on Saturday October 10, 2020.

Your “voted” ballot -must be received in your county election office by 8:00 PM on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Keep checking back for updates.

If you have any questions about voting you can go to VotesPA.com.
Or call 1-877-VOTESPA (868-3772 )( you’ll hear a long recorded message, push prompt 3 to get to voting information)
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HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE
You can this link to see if you are registered to vote: www.pavoterservices.pa.gov

Or you can contact your county voter registration office by going to votespa.com
(On the homepage click the “contact your county election office” at the bottom to find the map with all 67 counties county election offices.
Or Call 1-877-VOTESPA

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE

On Line: Go to www.votespa.com to download a blank voter registration form.
-You can submit your application on the website votespa.com

By Mail: You can download the application and deliver it to your county voter registration office.
You can mail the application to the county registrar but it must be received by Monday, October 19, 2020.
If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. See www.fvap.gov for more information.

In Person:  you can go to your voter registration office, fill in paper application, give it to the clerk and you will receive your card in the mail. Call to find your county registration office by calling -1-877-VOTESPA.

DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY REGISTRATION?
You need to update your registration if you:
Moved or changed your address,
Changed your name,
Changed your political party.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IF:
You are over 18, A U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania at least 30 days before the next election.
If you have any questions, please call 1.877.VOTESPA (1.877.868.3772).

VOTING BY ABSENTEE OR MAIL IN BALLOT
A new Pennsylvania law allows you the choice of voting by mail-in ballot instead of going to your polling place and you do not need a reason for requesting a mail-in ballot. Although you will hear the terms interchangeably, there is no physical difference between absentee and mail in voting.

HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL IN BALLOT

If you are registered to vote you can apply online for a mail-in ballot in English and Spanish by going to ra-votereg@pa.gov.

Click here for further information on the process.

Don’t Forget: If you applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot for the June Primary, you need to apply again unless in you indicated you wanted permanent mail-in status.

Make sure you remember to sign your mail-in ballot and that it is placed inside the special sealed envelope which you then place in the outer envelope which is used to mail or hand in your ballot.

SeniorLAW Center’s Commitment to Voter Engagement

This year SeniorLAW Center has been actively engaged in the national fight to protect voting rights. During the June Primaries we were plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a suit to protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians and others who were in danger of being disenfranchised under current deadline rules which require ballots be received by Election Day regardless of when they were sent. Our demand was that Pennsylvania allow all mail-in and absentee ballots sent or postmarked by Election Day and received within seven days to be counted during this public health emergency.

Our Executive Director Karen Buck wrote an Op- ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer setting forth 7 REFORMS THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR EVERYONE TO VOTE IN PENNSYLVANIA.

SeniorLAW Center continues to advocate for older people and vulnerable populations and access to voting during COVID-19. Because voting in person will pose grave risks to people’s health and lives, particularly older people, Americans will turn in unprecedented numbers to voting by mail instead, as they should.

This important guide from the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging and Penn Memory Center offers tips on helping people with Alzheimer’s, other dementias and cognitive impairments vote within the limits allowed by election laws. Here is the guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Go to this link for frequently asked questions on ways to vote early, how to know my vote is counted and other questions.
Keep checking back for updates.

For information about voting: VotesPA.Com

For full information on voting rights, click here: VOTING GUIDE 2020