Important deadlines for Pennsylvania 2020 General Election


HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — If you are planning to vote in the November 3 general election, Pennsylvania officials urge you to vote by mail.

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is October 27.

As the deadline for voter registration passed on October 19, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminded Pennsylvanians to make a plan now for how they are going to cast their ballot.

“Pennsylvanians have more secure and accessible voting options than ever before, and more ways to make a plan for how, where and when they will cast their ballot,” Boockvar said in a statement. “No matter how you choose to vote, what is most important is that all eligible Pennsylvanians cast their vote on or before November 3.”

Voters are encouraged to request their ballot as soon as possible so there is ample time to return by the deadline. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on November 3 and received by the county elections office by 5 p.m. on November 6.

Voters can hand-deliver their ballots to county election offices or an officially designated site. Hand-delivered ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on election day.

The online voter registration application can be found on the Votes PA website. The online voter registration portal can also be used to update addresses or party affiliation.

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