FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2020
Voter Registration Information at VotesPA.com
Harrisburg, PA – In
preparation for Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on June 2,
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find
comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com.
“The votesPA site is a one-stop shop for Pennsylvania
voters. They can verify their registration, find out where to vote and even
watch a video of how to cast a ballot on their county’s voting system,”
Secretary Boockvar said. “We encourage all eligible voters to be fully
informed about their rights and what they can expect at the polling place.”
At votesPA.com, citizens can:
2, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registered Democratic and
Republican voters will elect their parties’ nominees for:
- U.S. Representative
- State Attorney General, Auditor General and
- State Representative
- State Senator in odd-numbered districts
- Delegate and Alternate Delegate to National
Convention (Democratic and Republican)
Pennsylvania has a closed primary, only voters registered as Democrats or
Republicans can vote for the party nominees. However, every registered
voter may vote on any referendum or question on the ballot. This year’s
primary election does not include any statewide referenda or questions, but
there are some local referenda. Check with county election offices regarding local
voting by mail-in or absentee ballot should return their voted ballot as
soon as possible, either by mailing it or delivering it in person to their
county election office. Check votespa.com/county
to find out ballot drop-off locations and hours for your county. The deadline
for county election offices to receive mail-in ballots is 8 p.m. on June 2.
Postmarks do not count.
For Pennsylvanians voting in person,
polling places will be open in all counties, including those designated in
the red phase of the COVID-19 emergency, although some polling places may
be consolidated. Voters should check with their county election
office or visit the department’s polling place
locator to verify their voting location.
The department and county officials are
exercising every precaution to provide safe polling places for voters and
poll workers. The department will be providing precinct protection kits to
augment supplies that counties have procured to sanitize polling places.
Each kit contains supplies such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, equipment
wipes and floor-marking tape, and will be provided to counties at no
charge, as well as Face Shields for poll workers, to provide even greater
protection. Voters should wear a mask and follow social distancing
guidelines while visiting polling places.
Secretary Boockvar reminded registered
voters that they have the right to cast a provisional ballot
at the polling place if they believe they are registered at the precinct
but are not listed in the poll book or supplemental poll book. Provisional
ballots will be reviewed by county officials within seven days after the
election to determine whether the voter was eligible.
appearing at a polling place for the first time will need to show proper identification, which may be
either photo or non-photo ID. There is no identification requirement for
voters returning to vote at a polling place for the second or subsequent
is also entitled to have assistance at the voting booth if he or she is
unable to enter the booth or use the balloting system. The voter can choose
who will provide the assistance, except for the voter’s employer, an agent
of the employer, an officer or agent of the voter’s union or the precinct’s
Judge of Elections.
complete information about voting in Pennsylvania, visit votesPA.com or call
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