Voting Before Election Day – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I vote early in Pennsylvania?
A: Yes, if your county has finalized ballots available.
Q: How can I find out if they have ballots available?
A: This information is available on your county’s website, but you can also call your county’s Election Officials.1
Q: Why should I vote early?
A: There are many reasons to vote early, such as convenience or ease, but most important is to avoid any potential roadblocks or barriers that voting on election day may pose. Voting early can help to relieve any stress about accessibility of your polling place.
Q: Who can vote early?
A: Any registered Pennsylvania voter.
Q: How can I vote early?
A: You have two options for voting early:
- You can request an absentee or mail-in ballot in person once ballots are ready and submit your ballot that same day. Your county election board will process your application while you are there, and you are able to cast your ballot.
- To request your mail-in or absentee ballot by mail, you can apply online.
Q: What is the deadline for early voting?
A: You can drop off your mail-in or absentee ballot at your County Board of Elections or an official ballot drop-box any time before 8 p.m. on election day. You cannot return your ballot to your polling location on the day of the election. If you wish to vote early in person before the November 8th, 2022 election, you would have to apply for a ballot in person by November 1st at 5 p.m.2
1https://www.vote.pa.gov/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.... (current through September 2023)
2https://www.vote.pa.gov/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Early-Voting.aspx (current through September 2023)