PA Voter Registration and Mail-in Ballot Info for June 2 Primary Election
To help maintain social distancing, Pennsylvania registered voters have the option to apply for a mail-in ballot for the primary election now scheduled for June 2. The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed, and Governor Wolf signed, Act 12 of 2020, which rescheduled the primary election and made additional changes to the process for voters and county election officials.
Govenor Tom Wolf explains, “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.” He continued, “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.”
According to DoSomething.Org, 75% of all elections are determined in the first round of voting—the primary. If you are not registered to vote in PA, you still have time to register! Register here by May 18.
As some in-person voting locations will still be open, the Department of State is purchasing infection-protection kits, which include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, floor marking tape and other sanitizing supplies, for all precincts so poll workers can maintain a safe environment at polling places.
Registered voters can apply online for a mail-in or absentee ballot at votespa.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. on May 26.