Get Out the Vote


The next general election is on November 3, 2020.

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Get Out The Vote on November 3rd


Voter Registration

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How to Register to Vote

Online Voter Application

What is the deadline to register to vote in the general election?

  • 10/19/2020 is the last day to register before the general election.

What is the deadline to request an absentee ballot?

  • Your application must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 10/27/2020. Your voted ballot must be received in your county election office by 8:00 PM on 11/03/2020.

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Absentee and Mail-in Ballots

Mail-in and absentee ballot applications for the November 3 general election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on October 27. Be sure to check chesco.org/election for updates on ballot drop box locations in your area.

Mail-in Ballot

Who may apply for a mail-in ballot application?

You may apply for a Mail-in Ballot if you are a qualified voter. You must be registered to vote in order to vote by mail-in ballot.

More about Mail-in Ballots



Absentee Ballot

Who may apply for an absentee ballot application?

  • College students who are not registered to vote at their school address
  • People whose work or vacation take them away from the municipality where they live
  • Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place
  • Members of the military
  • People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday
  • Inmates who haven’t been convicted of a felony
  • To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.

More about Absentee Ballots



Requirements to Vote

In order to vote in Pennsylvania, you must:

  • hold citizenship in the United States for at least one month before the next election;
  • be a Pennsylvania resident and resided in your election district for at least 30 days before the next election
  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election

Veterans, people currently serving in the United States military, or living overseas have special rules and additional options for voting: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Military-and-Overseas-Voters.aspx

You are not eligible to register and vote if you:

  • Are currently confined in a penal institution for conviction of a felony (even if you are also incarcerated for one or more misdemeanor offenses) and will not be released from confinement before the next election;
  • Are in a community confinement facility or other alternative correctional facility for conviction of a felony and will not be released before the date of the next election;
  • Were convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years.


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Voter Rights

Voting is the language of our democracy, it is one of the core aspects that defines American life. We must ensure all voices are represented.

Learn more about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls.

ACLU’s Guideline to knowing your rights as a voter.


Polling Place Information

Polling Place Locator and Information

If you have voted at your polling location before, you do not need to bring ID to vote. Only voters who are voting for the first time in their election district need to show ID. Chester County’s Voter Services website will have more information on polling place locations due to COVID-19.

Acceptable ID includes both photo and non-photo ID.

  • Driver’s license
  • U.S. passport
  • Military, student, or employee ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check
  • Any ID issued by the commonwealth or federal government

*Note: An ID without your photo must have your address on it.


How to Get Involved

Chester County Voter Services-Poll Worker Volunteer

Democratic Party

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Independent Party

Libertarian Party

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Rock the Vote

When We All Vote

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