Vote in Person

Last updated October 7, 2020


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You can absolutely vote in person if you are comfortable doing so.

  • The polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Voters in line at 8:00pm can still vote.
  • Voters mustvote at their assigned polling place, which can be found at or
  • Bring a mask, a black pen, and ID.
    • Generally, you do not need to show an ID. But if you are voting at your polling place for the first time, or, if you are marked inactive in the poll book, you will need to show ID to prove your identity, not your residence. You can use any of the following forms of ID
      • Pennsylvania drivers license or PennDOT ID card
      • ID issued by the US Government or any Commonwealth agency
      • US Passport
      • US Armed Forces ID
      • Student ID
      • Employee ID
      • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
      • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth or US Government
      • Firearm permit
      • Current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck
      • Government check
  • You should never be denied the opportunity to vote. If you are told you are not listed or given any other reason, you should be offered a provisional ballot. If you are not given a provisional ballot, call the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-PAVOTES.
  • See the PA Dems Voter Protection Toolkit for more information.

If you received a mail-in ballot but would like to vote in person instead:

  • First, it is important to know that it is safe and secure to vote by mail – don’t listen to the stories on the news! If you follow the instructions and return it on time, your mail-in ballot WILL be counted.
  • If you already mailed or dropped off the mail-in ballot, you cannot vote in person, even if you want to change a vote.
  • If you have not submitted your completed mail-in or absentee ballot, or believe that your mail-in ballot will not arrive by 8:00 PM on November 3, 2020, you should go to your polling place and vote on Election Day.
    • You may bring your ballot package (mail-in ballot and envelopes) to your polling place, then you may sign a declaration and vote a regular ballot.
    • If you do not bring your ballot package, you may still vote on a provisional ballot. If you are not given a provisional ballot, contact the PA Dems at 1-833-PAVOTES.


Questions? Call the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-PAVOTES.