The following helpful information was released by the Pennsylvania Department of State for 2022:
Voting in person?
You can find your polling place here by putting in your address. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are a first-time voter or are voting at a new polling place, here are helpful tips to learn how to get ready. Don’t forget to arrange for transportation to your polling place in advance.
Voting by mail?
If you plan to vote by mail ballot (either no-excuse mail-in or absentee), you must request your ballot by Nov. 1. If you are concerned about receiving your mail ballot in time, you can apply in person at your county board of elections office, fill out the ballot while you are there, and submit it all in one visit.
If you are voting by mail ballot, remember these four steps for completing and returning your ballot:
1. Read all instructions and mark your ballot with a blue or black pen. There may be races on the back of your ballot, so be sure to check both sides.
2. Seal your ballot in the inner secrecy envelope marked “official election ballot.” Do not make any marks on the secrecy envelope. You must seal your ballot in this envelope for it to be counted.
3. Place the inner secrecy envelope in the pre-addressed outer return envelope. Sign and date the voter’s declaration on the outer envelope.
4. Return your voted ballot to your county board of elections office – either by mail or by hand delivery. All mail ballots must be received by your county board of elections by 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Mail ballots received after that time, even if postmarked by 8 p.m. Nov. 8, will not count. You can also hand-deliver your ballot by the deadline to a drop box or satellite location if your county provides one. A list of drop boxes and satellite locations will be updated on the Department of State website as information from counties becomes available. You are the only person permitted to return your ballot unless you have a disability and have designated an agent in writing to return your ballot using this form.
To register or check your registration status, and to request a mail-in ballot, visit votespa.com.