Important Information about Voting from the PA Department of State

June 2 is the NEW date for Pennsylvania’s Primary.  Also, a new mail-in ballot option is available to ALL Pennsylvania voters.

ALL Pennsylvania voters now have the option to vote by mail for any reason or no reason at all. You can apply for a mail-in ballot or a traditional absentee ballot online, by mail, or in person, until one week before the election. For help or to receive a paper application by mail, please call 1-877-VOTESPA.

You can also sign up to become a permanent mail-in or absentee ballot voter and automatically receive ballots by mail for the rest of the year.

For the 2020 primary, your application must be received online or by your county election office by 5 pm Tuesday, May 26. Applying online is easy, quick and secure. If you provide your email address, you will receive notifications about your application and ballot status.

Once you receive your ballot in the mail, you have until 8 pm on election day, June 2, to deliver your completed ballot to your county election office. If you are mailing it, do so as early as you can to ensure it arrives on time.

Voters who have already requested a mail-in or absentee ballot will receive a ballot for the rescheduled primary. There is no need to apply again if your address remains the same. If your address has changed since you applied, please contact your county election office to provide your updated address.

Other deadlines:

Other important election-related deadlines have also changed. The new deadline to update your voter registration is Monday, May 18. Please visit to update your registration today.

Important Dates:

  • June 2 – PA Primary Election
  • May 18 – Deadline to update your voter registration information
  • May 26 – Deadline to request a mail ballot