Polls in Pennsylvania open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Registered voters who are in line at 8:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
The new PA law called Voter Photo ID will go into effect in the November Presidential election. At the April 24 Primary, you will not have to have photo ID unless you are a first time voter.
In order to vote in the November general election, you must have a Government issued, photo ID with an expiration date on it.
Pennsylvaniaholds closed primary elections, meaning you must be a member of the party to vote for that party’s candidate (for example, you could not vote in the Republican primary unless you are a registered member of the Republican Party). Other states hold open primaries, in which you are allowed to vote for a candidate outside of your own party.
WHAT IS A PROVISIONAL BALLOT, AND HOW DO I GET ONE?
A provisional ballot may be issued at the polling place on Election Day to any voter whose name does not
appear on the list of registered electors (general register or district register) on Election Day, or who is voting
for the first time in that election district and does not have an approved form of ID. For more information about
a provisional ballot, see pages 8-9 and/or visit http://www.votespa.com and click on “How To Vote.”
QUALIFICATIONS TO REGISTER AND VOTE
Individuals applying to register to vote must be:
• A citizen of theUnited Statesfor at least one month before the election;
• A resident ofPennsylvaniaand the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next election;
• At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next election.
WILL ELECTION MATERIALS BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH?
Election materials are provided in Spanish pursuant to Federal law inPhiladelphia. In addition, other counties may provide materials in Spanish.
WHERE DO I VOTE?
You must vote at the polling place assigned to the election district in which you reside and are registered to vote.
WILL MY POLLING PLACE BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY?
There is no guarantee that your polling place will be accessible to all persons with a disability. All counties are required to provide notices of the locations of the polling places and list whether polling places are accessible.
If you have questions regarding your polling place, contact your county board of elections.
WHAT IS AN ALTERNATIVE BALLOT?
Those registered voters with a disability or who are age 65 or older may vote by absentee ballot if their polling place has been deemed to be inaccessible. See page 13 for more information.