PA Primary Election Day Tips During COVID-19
Today is Primary Election Day for PA residents. Polling places are open in every PA county today from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
VotesPA recommends the following tips to ensure your safety while at the polls:
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. This can be a cloth mask or scarf, like you would wear in a grocery store.
- We strongly encourage voters to wear masks out of respect for their fellow voters and for the dedicated poll workers staffing the polling places. Voters who are not wearing a mask will not be denied their right to vote.
- Bring your own blue- or black-ink pen to mark your ballot and limit your exposure to shared surfaces.
- Practice good hand hygiene. You may want to bring hand sanitizer with you, if you have it, for your personal use.
- Maintain social distance from poll workers and other voters. This means staying about 6 feet apart from other people while you are waiting in line, checking in and voting.
- Follow instructions from poll workers and other election officials. They are there to help things run smoothly.
- Be patient. This will be a new experience for everyone involved. You can help by being patient and understanding while you exercise your right to vote.
If you have applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot and have not had a chance to mail them,Gov. Tom Wolf announced yesterday the mail and absentee ballot deadline has been extended until June 9 at 5 pm for six counties. Ballot postmarks must be no later than today, June 2 by 8 pm.