Pennsylvania Voter Resources
- Disability Rights Pennsylvania - Election Day Hotline: 717-839-5227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- State of Pennsylvania - official answers from the PA Department of State, interpreters available: 1-877-868-3772
- For issues at Philadelphia polling places: Philadelphia County Board of Elections: 215-686-1590
- Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
- National Association of the Deaf ASL Voter Hotline: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)
Important Dates in Pennsylvania
- Upcoming special elections in Pennsylvania.
- May 18, 2020: Last day to register to vote in the 2020 Pennsylvania primary election.
- **** June 2 is the new Primary Election date **** in Pennsylvania. Polls are open 7 AM - 8 PM.
- October 19, 2020: Last day to register to vote in the 2020 general election.
- November 3, 2020: Pennsylvania general election. Polls open 7 AM - 8 PM.
- More important dates, including mail-in and absentee ballot deadlines.
General Voting Information and Forms
Pennsylvania Department of State
- Votes PA website Official PA government website with resources to register to vote, find your polling place, accessible voting information, contact election office, etc.
- Votes PA Voter Resources
- Everyone Votes PA video (English) | Everyone Votes PA (Spanish)
- Accessible Voting in Pennsylvania
- PA Online Voter Registration Application | Online Voter Registration - How to Use
- First Time Voters
- Absentee and Mail-In Ballot Applications at Votes PA (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese)
- PA Department of State Voter Services and Election Services links
- Twitter: @PAStateDept
Disability-Focused Voting Resources
Disability Rights PA
Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania (a project of Disability Rights PA)
- Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania website
- Before Election Day Checklist
- What Are My Voting Rights? (federal laws)
- Election Day Survival Kit (emergency absentee ballot instructions, Election Protection hotline)
- Publications (topics include: polling place accessibility, voting rights)
- Twitter: @PADVC
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Voter Resources
- 3 steps of voting: register, decide, vote! (PDF document)
- Tuesdays with Liz video: The ABCs of Voting
- Tuesdays with Liz video: Being an Educated Voter!
- SABE (Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered) GoVoter Guide
- SABE (Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered) GoVoter Toolkit
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!
Accessibility and ADA Compliance
- ADA Checklist for Polling Places (Technical assistance publication on polling place accessibility for voters with disabilities includes a survey to guide election officials in evaluating the accessibility of facilities used or being considered for use as polling places. By the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.)
- Voter Accessibility via Committee of 70 (voters with disabilities, language access, Voter Rights and Responsibilities for Philadelphia (includes Chinese, Chinese Simplied, English, Khmer, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese), bilingual voter protection hotlines)
Research and Publications
- VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES: Challenges to Voting Accessibility (GAO-13-538SP, published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2013)
Election Protection | Voter Education | Election Day Help
Election Protection (866 Our Vote)
Committee of 70
- Committee of 70 Website
- Committee of 70 - 2018 Voter Guide (Includes: Election calendar, find your polling place, voter rights and responsibilities, voter registration, voter accessibility, absentee, alternative, and provisional ballots, voter ID, Ballotpedia, past election results)
- Twitter: @Committeeof70
- It's Your Right: A Guide to the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities (PDF, updated 2018) - by Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, National Disability Rights Network, and Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP
- Troubleshooting Problems on Election Day - AT3 Center, published 2018
- What Everyone Should Know About Voting and Guardianship (PDF) - by National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access
Nonpartisan Candidate and Election Information
- League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
- Ballotpedia (Federal, state, and local. Look up your sample ballot.)
- Via Committee of 70: "No voter needs to show, or even needs to have, photo identification in order to use voting machines at the polls. HOWEVER, there is still 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 information: https://www.seventy.org/tools/elections-voting/voter-id.
- Voter ID for First-Time Voters: approved forms of photo and non-photo identification