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DEADLINE ALERT: The last day to register before the 2020 GENERAL ELECTION was 10/19/2020. Any application submitted now until 11/03/2020 will be held and processed the day after the 2020 GENERAL ELECTION. If you are registering for the first time and are not already registered to vote, you will not be able to vote in the 2020 GENERAL ELECTION.

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2020 General Election FAQ

General elections in Pennsylvania are on Tuesday, November 3rd. COVID-19 makes this election unique and there a number of new regulations voters should watch out for. Below we provide answers to these questions.

Can I still register to vote in the election?

Yes. If you are 18 or will be 18 on November 3, 2020 then you can register in minutes and check out our QR code friendly multilingual flyers below. Be sure to also watch videos from MPower Change’s #MyMuslimVote campaign.

First things first. Who are we voting for on November 3rd?

As the great folks at Committee of Seventy summarize, registered voters will be casting votes for the following offices:

  • President of the United States
  • All 18 PA seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • All 203 seats in the PA House of Representatives
  • Odd-numbered districts in the 50-seat PA Senate
  • Attorney General, Auditor General, and Treasurer of Pennsylvania
    * There are also four ballot questions on the ballot in Philadelphia.

How can I learn who are the people running in my area? Who should I vote for?

You can find the candidates and examine their platforms via Committee of Seventy or Enter your address and it will bring up candidates from both parties.

I am not sure how best to complete the mail-in-ballot. Can you help?

Applying for a mail-in-ballot is very easy. Apply online, receive your ballot, complete it and return immediately. Deadline is October 27 but you should do it soon to avoid delays. Start here now:

Pennsylvania Department of State produced a great video explaining how to complete and return a mail-in-ballot.

For multilingual help on the ballot, see the City of Philadelphia Ballot Guide.

I hear about early-voting and drop-off sites? I applied for a mail-in ballot but I am not sure if I can mail it back on time. Do I have an alternative?

Yes. There will be drop-off locations and satellite election offices in multiple counties. The current list of satellite offices as well as a map of mail-in voting centers are available on the City of Philadelphia website. At these sites you can register, vote, and drop-off mail-ballots you already received. For other counties, please check this great website from PA Department of State. Drop-off deadline is November 3rd, 8pm.

Can I vote in person on Tuesday, November 3?

Yes. But be mindful that there will be fewer number of polling stations and likely long lines. Be sure to social-distance as well. Learn more about your polling station at PA Voter Services.

If I need help, where can I turn?

  • English: 866-OUR-VOTE (Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)
  • Arabic/English: 844-YALLA-US (Arab American Institute (AAI))
  • Spanish/English: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (NALEO Educational Fund)
  • Asian Languages/English: 888-API-VOTE (APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC))

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Informed Voter's Guide to the 2020 Election