With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Pennsylvania!

You have until October 27, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

Can you early vote by mail?

  • Any registered Pennsylvania voter can request an absentee ballot ballot and vote by mail.
  • For the November 3, 2020 election, all postage for mail-in ballots will be paid for by the Office of the Secretary.

What about on election day?

Polling place lookup

Find your polling place on this website.

ID requirements

Pennsylvania voters must provide their Pennsylvania driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in Pennsylvania you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States at 30 days before Election Day
  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)

Can I register online?

Pennsylvania voters must include their Pennsylvania driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

Can I track my ballot?

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