• How to Vote

    How to Vote Quick Fact Sheet 

    What should I expect when I go vote/what do I need? 
    In Pennsylvania, first-time voters always need to show one of the following identifications when they go vote:

    • PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID card 
    • I.D. from any Commonwealth agency/the U.S. government 
    • U.S. Passport 
    • U.S. Armed Forces I.D. 

    Voters who voted before do not need an I.D., but bring one just in case you need it. 

    What if I’m out-of-state at the time of the election? 
    You can vote with an absentee ballot! 

    If you:  

    • Are an out-of-state college student 
    • Work or will be vacationing away from your polling place 
    • Live with a physical disability or illness that doesn’t allow you to go to your polling place 
    • A member of the military 
    • Will be celebrating a religious holiday during election times 
    • An inmate who hasn’t been convicted of a felony 

    All you need to do is apply for a ballot by clicking here.

    You will receive a mail-in ballot that you will send back by November 3rd.


    Where do I vote? 

    • If you choose to vote in-person, you will visit a polling center. If you apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot, you will send your vote by mail instead.
    • Find your local polling center by clicking here.

    How do I check when I vote? 

    • Usually, polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on the day of an election 
    • You can check when you register (We also listed dates on another form for you) 


    If we missed any information/you want to know more, visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/#VotingataPollingPlace or talk to your county election office (Allegheny County Elections Division, 542 Forbes Ave., Suite 604, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2953. 412-350-4500)


    Sample Ballot

    Capture of Ballot from 2019 election