FROM: American Democracy Project
RE: New Primary Election Date, Mail-in Ballots
Sent: 4/8/2020 9:04:24 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff

New Primary Election Date, Mail-in Ballots


Due to the coronavirus pandemic,  Act 12 of 2020 changed the date of the Primary Election in Pennsylvania from April 28 to June 2. 


For a timeline of important dates visit:

Voters are encouraged  to  apply for a new Mail-in ballot.

Act 77 created mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania beginning with the 2020 Primary Election. 


Mail-in ballots can be requested by any voter.


You must be a registered voter to submit an application. You may check whether you are registered to vote in Pennsylvania using Find Voter Registration Status.


If you plan to vote using an absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY held on 06/07/2020, your completed application must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 05/26/2020. The deadline to return your voted absentee or mail-in ballot is 8:00 PM on 06/02/2020.



·                 If you’re a voter with a valid PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID number, you may apply with this online form.

·                 If you do not have one of these ID numbers, you will need to download a paper application and mail it to your County Board of Elections. Otherwise, you may visit your local county elections office.

·                 For an absentee application, download the absentee paper application form.

·                 For a mail-in ballot application, download the mail-in ballot paper application form.


Notice for Military and Overseas Voters: When applying for an absentee ballot, use the federal form.


For more information, please contact Laura Tuennerman at