Pennsylvania's delayed primary election is now here - Tuesday, June 2, and it won't be your typical primary. There will be less polling locations than usual due to the coronavirus, many have changed addresses, while many people have opted to vote by mail - but may need to know where to drop off their ballots if you couldn't mail them in time.
Here is everything you need to know for PA's primary:
WHAT TIME ARE POLLS OPEN ON TUESDAY JUNE 2?
Polls are open in Pennsylvania from 7am - 8pm.
WHERE IS MY POLLING LOCATION?
Due to the coronavirus, there will be less polling places than usual in our region. Many polling places have changed location as well from where they usually are. CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR UPDATED POLLING LOCATION.
WHERE CAN I DROP OFF MY MAIL-IN BALLOT?
There are many drop-off locations for your mail-in ballot in each county in our region - CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION. All mail-in ballots MUST BE DROPPED OFF BY 8PM.
CAN I STILL MAIL IN MY BALLOT?
Governor Tom Wolf announced on Monday that ONLY for Philadelphia, Delaware, and Montgomery counties - you can still mail your ballot in, but it must be postmarked by Tuesday 6/2 at 8pm. The new order will allow those counties to extend the deadline to receive ballots until Tuesday 6/9.
WHAT IF I REQUESTED MY MAIL-IN BALLOT BUT DIDN'T RECEIVE IT IN TIME - CAN I STILL VOTE?
If you did not receive your mail-in ballot in time, but did request one - you can still go to your polling place, let them know the situation, and you will be able to fill out a PROVISIONAL ballot. That way, they will be able to rectify later to make sure you didn't mail in a ballot originally once they are all processed.
WHAT'S ON MY BALLOT?
You can preview what will be on your local ballot by clicking HERE.
IS THERE ANY VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS?
If you're voting for the first time at your voting location, you are required to bring one type of photo ID with you. You can see what types of identification are acceptable here. If you don't have a photo ID, you can bring non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as:
- Confirmation from a county voter registration office
- Non-photo ID issued by Pennsylvania or the US government
- Firearm permit
- Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check
WHAT IF I HAVE ANY ISSUES VOTING?
Call the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). The hotline is administered by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
HOW IS CORONAVIRUS AFFECTING IN-PERSON POLLING LOCATIONS?
If you will be voting in-person at your polling place, please review the CDC's Recommendations on Protecting Yourself and Others.