HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently encouraged registered Pennsylvania voters to apply for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election. Because of recent updates to the …
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently encouraged registered Pennsylvania voters to apply for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election. Because of recent updates to the commonwealth’s election code, voting by mail in PA is easier than it has ever been. Pennsylvanians can now vote by mail “for any reason or no reason at all.”
“There is no more important civic duty than voting, but we also want to make sure that every primary voter can cast their vote safely,” Wolf said in a press release. “This election is the first time that voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot and I encourage every Pennsylvania voter to visit VotesPA.com to conveniently update their registration or apply for a mail-in ballot.”
This year’s primary elections were originally scheduled for April 28; because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary will now take place on June 2. Here’s a list of other important deadlines for PA residents to know:
Here's how to apply for a mail-in ballot:
Election officials have also encouraged voters who plan to vote in person to “pay special attention” to their county’s announcements regarding the relocation of polling places. Because of the pandemic, “many voters could be voting at different locations than in the past.”
Once counties have finalized their lists of polling places, residents can check their polling location here.
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