Know your poll.
Find your voting location. All locations are open 7 am–8 pm on Election Day. If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 pm, you’re allowed to vote. If you’re voting for the first time at your voting location, bring an accepted form of identification with you.
Make sure you are registered. Pennsylvanians can check Voter Registration Status here. If you are not registered, see our resources on Voter Registration.
Make plans ahead of time for when you will go to your poll to make sure it fits in your day.
Check your ballot.
You can see who is listed on your ballot and decide on candidates ahead of time. If you live in Allegheny County, you can see your exact ballot here. You can print this out, mark your voting decisions, and take this into the polls with you.
Learn more about your candidates. You can search for their websites online to learn more about their positions. The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh usually creates a non-partisan voters guide to elections based on material submitted by the candidates.
Get to your poll on Election Day.
Polls are open 7 am – 8 pm on Election Day. Some workplaces will offer accommodations so workers have time to vote. Some transportation options offer special discounts and offers to get to the polls.
Everyone has a right to assistance at the polls, including foreign language or literacy assistance. You may select any person to assist you during voting.
You may chose to vote with an absentee ballot due to absence, illness, observance of a religious holiday, election duties, or other reasons. To apply for a Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot, submit the Absentee Ballot Application.
Original applications for an absentee ballot must be received by 5 pm on the Tuesday before the election. All voted ballots must be returned to the County Board of Elections Office by 5 pm on the Friday before the election.
Tell your friends.
Share that you voted with friends and family in-person and using social media. Encourage friends to vote too! Ask them where they are planning to vote. Maybe you can even make plans to go vote together.