How to Vote! 

JUST A FEW DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY! HERE'S HOW YOU CAN VOTE! 

#1 Complete your mail-in ballot and drop it into any one of 13 ballot drop box locations across the County. DO NOT MAIL IT.  In every election, hundreds of ballots sent by mail were not counted in Chester County because they arrived after the deadline. Do not let this happen to your vote! Be sure Voter Services receives your voted ballot by election day by taking it to a drop box!  If you need a ride to a ballot box (you must drop it off in person), email or call us! We will help you get there safely.

#2 OR, vote in person on election day, Tuesday November 3rd from 7am to 8pm! Find your polling place here.

BEFORE YOU FILL OUT YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT, VIEW THIS VIDEO!

LEARN HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT IS FILLED OUT CORRECTLY

SO YOUR VOTE WILL COUNT!!

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"There is no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. It all matters."

~Barack Obama

Vote by Mail FAQ

Q: I applied for my ballot when should I expect it in my mailbox?

A:  Voter services began sending out ballots the week of September 21st. 

Q: How can I check to see if my application was submitted or if my ballot made it back to voter services?

A: This link from the PA Department of State will track the status of your vote by mail ballot! https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/BallotTracking.aspx

Q: I applied for my ballot but on the ballot status website there is no record of my application. What should I do?

A: Simply fill out another application at: votespa.com/applymailballot

Q: I applied for an absentee ballot but couldn’t mail it back in time. Can I vote in person?

A: Yes, please do!  You can still vote using a provisional ballot. Inform the poll worker at your precinct that you were unable to submit your absentee ballot in time, you do not have the ballot and envelopes, and would like to vote using a provisional ballot.  

 

However, if the County received your mail-in ballot on time, that will count and the provisional vote will not.

Q. I applied to vote by mail and have a ballot, but now I want to just vote in person. What should I do?

A: Bring all of the vote by mail material you received, your ballot, secrecy envelope, and return envelope to your polling location and ask the judge of elections to spoil your ballot. You need all of the material in the envelope in order for the judge of elections to complete this process. Once your ballot has been spoiled, you can vote as your normally would. If you do not have all of your vote by mail material, tell the judge of elections you want to vote using a provisional ballot. Please try to bring all mail-in ballot materials and both envelopes to the polls, though. Provisional ballots will subject to more scrutiny in a contested election, and your vote is safer is you can spoil the mail-in ballot on the spot. 

 

FAQ

Q: How can I check to see if my completed mail-in ballot made it back to voter services?

A: This link from the PA Department of State will track the status of your vote by mail ballot!

Q: I applied for my mail-in ballot but on the ballot status website there is no record of my application. What should I do?

A:  Vote in person on Tuesday November 3rd.

Q: I applied for an absentee ballot but couldn’t mail it back in time. Can I vote in person?

A: Yes, please do!  You can still vote using a provisional ballot. Inform the poll worker at your precinct that you were unable to submit your absentee ballot in time, you do not have the ballot and envelopes, and would like to vote using a provisional ballot.  

 

However, if the County received your mail-in ballot on time, that will count and the provisional vote will not.

Q. I applied to vote by mail and have a ballot, but now I want to just vote in person. What should I do?

A: Bring all of the vote by mail material you received, your ballot, secrecy envelope, and return envelope to your polling location and ask the judge of elections to spoil your ballot. You need all of the material in the envelope in order for the judge of elections to complete this process. Once your ballot has been spoiled, you can vote as your normally would. If you do not have all of your vote by mail material, tell the judge of elections you want to vote using a provisional ballot. Please try to bring all mail-in ballot materials and both envelopes to the polls, though. Provisional ballots will subject to more scrutiny in a contested election, and your vote is safer is you can spoil the mail-in ballot on the spot. 

Q. I voted by mail but the tracker is not confirming that my ballot was received yet and election day is tomorrow. What should I do?

A: Go to your polling location and tell the judge of elections you want to vote using a provisional ballot. If your mail-in ballot does get received by Voter Services by November 3rd, it will count and your provisional ballot will not. 

Q. I want to vote in person. Where is my polling place? Has it changed due to COVID?

A:  Find your polling place here. Questions? Contact us

Q. What's a "naked ballot"?

A: A "naked ballot" is a mail-in ballot that is not signed on the outer envelope by the voter. If it's not signed, it won't count!  #Dressyourballot

 

In-Person Voting Information

Polls are open from 7am - 8pm on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Find your polling place to vote for Dianne here.

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