Voting by mail is safe, secure, and convenient! In 2020, over 2.6 MILLION Pennsylvanians cast their ballot by mail.
**REMINDER: All PA voters must sign-up for a mail-in ballot in 2021 even if you signed up for the annual list in 2020.**
Any registered Pennsylvania voter can choose to vote by mail in any election.
The deadline to apply to vote by mail in the 2021 primary is Tuesday, May 18th, 2021.
You’ve got options.
Your ballot must be RECEIVED by your County Election Office by Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 8pm EST. To ensure your ballot is received by the deadline, return it as soon as possible.
If you’re voting by mail, you MUST use both envelopes when returning your ballot. Put your completed ballot in the small envelope, then put that into the larger envelope. Sign it, seal it, and return it via USPS or at a secure dropbox in your neighborhood.
No! All mail-in and absentee ballots will include pre-paid postage. You just need to seal your ballot in the provided envelope and drop it in the mail.
Yes, you can track your ballot using www.vote.pa/track. Due to high volume, it may take a few days for your ballot to be processed. If you don’t see an updated status within 4-5 days of dropping off your ballot, or believe your ballot was lost, contact your county election office.
Mail-in ballots allow you to vote from the comfort of your home or in-person at your county board of elections office or any other designated location before Election Day.
Both absentee and mail-in ballots are considered mail ballots. The main difference is between the two is:
If you requested your mail-in ballot and have not received it within 14 business days of that request, contact your local county election office for further assistance.
**If you are less than one week out from Election Day and have not received your mail-in ballot, call your country elections office right now as you may need to vote provisionally in-person at your polling place.**
If there is anything wrong with your ballot, including a missing secrecy envelope, contact your county election office so they can send you a replacement or provide other guidance on casting your ballot.