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 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?

It’s easy!

  1. Go to your county’s election office. 
  2. Fill out a mail ballot request form on site and wait for it to be verified.
  3. Receive and complete your ballot following the instructions provided.
  4. Place your completed ballot in the inner secrecy envelope labeled “official ballot” and seal it. Your ballot MUST be in the secrecy envelope to be counted.
  5. Seal the smaller secrecy envelope inside the pre-addressed larger, outer return envelope. Your ballot MUST be in both envelopes to be counted.
  6. Sign and date the voter declaration on the back of the outer return envelope.
  7. Hand it back to your county’s election office staff for processing.
  8. Congratulations! You’re all done.

**Remember: If you return your completed mail-in or absentee ballot, then you cannot vote at your polling place on Election Day.**