Important Dates in Pennsylvania
- October 19, 2020 - Last day to register to vote in the 2020 general election.
- October 27, 5 p.m. - Mail-in or absentee ballot applications must be received by your county election office
- November 3, 2020: Pennsylvania general election.
Polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
November 3, 8 p.m. - Voted mail-in or absentee ballots must be received by your county election office (postmarks are not enough)
General Voting Information and Forms
Pennsylvania Department of State
Your registration is not complete until processed and accepted by your county voter registration office.
Disability-Focused Voting Resources
Disability Rights PA
- Voters with disabilities can ask questions about absentee and mail-in ballots, voting from a long-term care facility, requesting accommodations from their county, finding their polling place or other issues. Email email@example.com or call 800-692-7443 Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM. Election Day hours: 7 AM - 8 PM.
- Disability Rights PA - Voting Resources (mail-in ballots, access and accommodations, and more)
- Twitter: @drnpa
Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania (a project of Disability Rights PA)
"The focus of our work is to promote voter registration, voting and civic engagement by people with disabilities, our families and allies. We have a strong focus on voting rights, access to voting, accessible polling places, and voter education."
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Voter Resources
RevUp Campaign and Resources
AAPD's REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) yearly, with a goal of increasing the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
Resources include Issues Guide and Election Accessibility Toolkit.
Accessibility and ADA Compliance
- ADA Checklist for Polling Places (U.S. Department of Justice technical assistance publication on polling place accessibility for voters with disabilities includes survey to guide election officials in evaluating facilities.)
- Voter Accessibility via Committee of 70 (voters with disabilities, language access, voter rights and responsibilities for Philadelphia, bilingual voter protection hotlines)
Research and Publications
Election Protection | Voter Education | Election Day Help
Election Protection (866 Our Vote)
Administered by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Website includes voter helplines, voter protection field programs, and digital tools.
Committee of 70
Nonpartisan civic leadership organization that "advances representative, ethical and effective government in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania through citizen engagement and public policy advocacy."
Other Rights and Protections Resources
Nonpartisan Candidate and Election Information
- Via Committee of 70: "In Pennsylvania, there IS an identification requirement for first-time voters or individuals voting in a new division, but they may show either photo or non-photo ID in order to use the voting machines." For details visit Committee of 70 Voter ID page.
- Voter Identification (ID) for First-Time Voters: Official PA voter ID rules
Other Pennsylvania Voters
For more information, please contact
215-204-1356 | TTY: 215-204-1805
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