Important Deadlines

Last updated August 27, 2020

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Important Dates

It is strongly advised that you request a mail-in ballot as soon as possible and return it as soon as possible after receiving it.

September 14: Early In-Person Voting may begin.*

October 19, midnight: Deadline to register to vote or update your registration for the General Election

        • Register online or by mailing or dropping off a paper application at your County’s Board of Elections. The form must arrive by this time – postmarks will not count.

October 27, 5:00pm: Deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the General Election

        • Register online or by mailing or dropping off a paper application at your County’s Board of Elections. The form must arrive by this time – postmarks will not count.

November 3, 7:00am-8:00pm: Polls open. If you are in line to vote at 8:00pm, you will be able to vote.

        • You can find your polling place at votespa.com/status but please note that your polling place may change between now and November 3.

November 3, 8:00pm: Deadline for mail-in ballots.

        • Mail-in ballots must be dropped off at County Board of Elections or reach the County Board of Elections by mail no later than 8:00pm.
        • Ballot boxes are not yet confirmed for Pennsylvania due to pending litigation. Stay tuned for more details!
        • Find your County Board of Elections here.