How to Vote! 

This year, we have several options for voting. Here's your guide to what to do - and how to do it!

#1 First and Best Option: Show up at any one of 3 walk-in voting offices in Chester County, and cast your ballot on the spot, from now through election day (Tuesday November 3rd). The voter services employees will help so your ballot is properly completed and submitted, and you can rest assured your vote will count!  The closest location for our District is the Chester County Voter Services office at 601 Westtown Road, first floor.  Other offices include Henrietta Hankin Library and Oxford Public Library. See hours and locations here.  

 

Need a ride to the voting office? We will help and offer COVID-safe precautions! Email or call us now!


Not registered? Even if you are not yet registered, you can register and vote on the spot at any one of the 3 voter services offices as long as you get there by October 19th. This is the last day to register.

 

Here are your other options!

 

#2-Complete your mail-in ballot and drop it into any one of 13 ballot drop box locations across the County beginning Tuesday October 13th. 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.

You can still apply for a mail-in ballot before Oct. 27th. If you need to mail-in and haven't yet applied, apply NOW at the State site, at 601 Westtown Road, first floor, or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA. Read more here to be sure you have the right ID and documents when applying. 

#3-If you plan to send your ballot via US Mail, put it in the mailbox NOW, or at least well before October 15th to be sure it gets to Voter Services by election day (Tuesday November 3rd).  And, track your ballot here to be sure it gets to Voter Services by November 3rd. If you cannot mail it in time and you need help getting to a drop box, email or call us

#4-Vote in person on election day, Tuesday November 3rd! 

BEFORE YOU FILL OUT YOUR BALLOT, VIEW THIS VIDEO!

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

SO YOUR VOTE WILL COUNT!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great video on how to complete the mail-in ballot to be sure you follow all the steps needed
to make your vote count!

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. Your vote is important!

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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. 

 

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.  You should receive an email notification that it is being sent.

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!

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 here.

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 the difference between a mail-in ballot and an absentee ballot? When do I use an absentee ballot? 

A:  Anyone can use a mail-in ballot. Those who are registered here but are living elsewhere should apply for and use an absentee ballot. For example, those serving overseas in the military, and college students who are registered here at their home address but are living elsewhere on a college campus, should use absentee ballots.  Learn more and apply (well before October 27th) for absentee ballots here

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

Q. What's a "naked ballot"?

 

Voter Registration

Did you just move to the 156th district or need to update your voter registration? No problem!

Determine your voter registration status here.

Fill out this on-line voter registration form to update your information or register to vote.

In-Person Voting Information

Polls are open from 7am - 8pm on November 3rd. Find your polling place to vote for Dianne here.

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