The following is information regarding voting in the 2020 General Election as provided by Allegheny County’s Elections Division and Pennsylvania's official government website votespa.com.
If you are not registered to vote and would like to register it is not too late. The last day to register before the election is Monday, October 19, 2020. To register to vote follow the link to the votespa.com website or the Allegheny County website.
Mail-in and Absentee Ballots:
Pennsylvania voters can vote by mail by requesting a Mail-in or Absentee ballot. The difference between a mail-in and absentee ballot is as follows:
Absentee ballot: If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day, or if you have a
disability or illness, you should request this ballot which requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
Mail-in ballot: Any voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. There is no reason needed.
To apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot follow the link to the votespa.com website.
Mail-in and Absentee Ballot Deadlines:
The last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Applications must be received by the Allegheny County Elections Division by 5:00 pm on October 27th.
The deadline for returning mail-in and absentee ballots is:
By mail: Must be postmarked by 8:00 pm on election day, November 3, 2020 and received by
the Election Division offices by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2020.
In-person: Must be returned to the Allegheny County Elections Division office or other
designated location by 8:00 pm, election day, November 3, 2020.
To see a list of the other designated election office locations follow this link to the Allegheny County website. Mail-in and absentee ballots will not be accepted at your polling place location on election day.
An explanation and locations for over-the-counter voting can be viewed by following this link to the Allegheny County website.
If you prefer to vote in person at your polling place, polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on election day, November 3, 2020. For information on in-person voting follow this link to the Allegheny County website. Polling places are back to where you used to vote before COVID-19. Everyone in Franklin Park will not vote at the Municipal Building for the General Election, November 3, 2020.
If you are not sure where your voting location is and need to find your polling place follow this link to the votespa.com website.
For complete or updated voter information you can visit the Allegheny County Elections Division homepage, the votespa.com homepage, or PA.GOV Voting in Pennsylvania Guide.