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Anytime Before the Election

5PM Tuesday October 27, 2020 (7 Days Before The Election)

In emergency situations (such as an unexpected illness or disability and last-minute absence) following the deadline at 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election, you can request an Emergency Absentee Ballot.

8PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

The deadline to submit your Emergency Absentee Ballot Application to the County Election Office is 8:00 pm on election day.

8PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Deadline for delivery of voted ballot.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx or at https://www.vote.org/.

Contact info from Pennsylvania voters can be directed to the state board of elections by this link.

VOTE RIDERS: 

Make sure to check if your state requires a Voter ID. You can find a list of accepted identifications for Pennsylvania HERE. For Spanish click HERE. You can also get your Voter ID questions answered through this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/VoteRiders. If you are requesting a mail in ballot and your state requires you to send a copy of your voter ID but do not have access to a printer, you can send a picture to VoterID@voteriders.org and we will mail you two hard copies. For up-to-date information and help with voter ID you can also call/text VoteRiders: 844-338-8743 or visit voteriders.org. HERE is our link to our digital cards for all 50 states.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

If you become physically disabled or ill between 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day and 8 p.m. on Election Day ... you can receive an emergency absentee ballot if you complete and file with the Centre County Court of Common Pleas an emergency application or a letter or other signed document, which includes the same information as that provided on the emergency application.

Obtaining an Emergency Absentee Ballot if You Are Not Able to Appear in Court

  • If you are not able to appear in court to receive the ballot, you can designate, in writing, a representative to deliver the absentee ballot to you and return your completed absentee ballot to the county board of elections.

  • If you are not able to appear in court or obtain assistance from an authorized representative, the judge will direct a deputy sheriff of the county to deliver the absentee ballot to you if you are at a physical location within the County.

Important Notice: To designate an authorized representative to deliver your emergency absentee ballot, you must complete and sign the Authorized Representative Form and the authorized representative must complete and sign the Certification of Authorized Representative.

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

3.

Return Your Application by 8PM on November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Emergency absentee ballot applications from voters who experience an emergency after 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day must be submitted to the Court of Common Pleas no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Please contact your Pennsylvania County Clerk with any questions about the absentee voting process. You can find your clerk here.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

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5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot by 8PM on November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Return your completed ballot via mail or authorized agent to the Board of Elections no later than 8PM on Election Day.

 

 

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STATE LAW

§ 3302.  Application for absentee ballots.

(a)  General rule.--Notwithstanding the provisions of Part IV (relating to voter registration) or the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, the following persons may make application for an absentee ballot by sending a letter or other signed document to the county board of elections in the county in which the person's voting address is located:

(1)  A registered elector who is unable to attend the polling place on the day of any primary or election because of illness or physical disability.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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