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!
- 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)