Voting Early in Pennsylvania
Thanks to the bipartisan Act 77, Pennsylvanians can vote early by submitting a mail-in ballot or casting their ballot in-person at their county election office before Election Day.
How does early in-person voting work?
If you want to vote early in-person during an election, check your county’s website or call your local county elections office to see if ballots are available and printed.
Tip: Be sure to have proof of identification on your person, such as a PennDot ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
How do I vote early in-person?
- Go to your county election office. You can find it here.
- Fill out a mail-in ballot request form on site and wait for it to be verified.
- Receive and mark your ballot following the instructions provided.
- Seal your marked ballot in the white inner secrecy envelope labeled “official ballot.” Your ballot MUST be in the secrecy envelope to be counted.
- Seal the white smaller secrecy envelope inside the pre-addressed larger, outer return envelope. Your ballot MUST be in both envelopes to be counted.
- Sign and date the voter declaration on the back of the outer return envelope.
- Hand it back to your local county election office for processing.
- Congratulations! You’re all done.
**Remember: If you return your voted mail-in or absentee ballot, you cannot then vote at your polling place on Election Day.**