Election 2020 Info
New Pennsylvania Voter Laws
Mail In Ballots – PA has adopted new voter laws that allow Mail In voting. Voters that find it difficult to make it to the polls or just don’t want to can now apply for a Mail In ballot and vote from the convenience of their mailbox. Your ballot will be received by mail and you mail it back or drop it off at the Chester County Board of Elections office by 8pm on Primary or General Election Day. Any registered voter can apply for a Mail In ballot by 5pm on the Tuesday before election day but the ballot must be received at the election office by 8pmnot postmarked by that day.
No Straight Party Option on Ballots – There is no straight party option on the ballot so all candidates and issues have to be marked to be voted for.
Find more information on the New PA Voting Law: https://www.votespa.com/About-Elections/Pages/Voting-Reforms.aspx
New Voter Registration and Changes to Current Registration
New voters can register to vote by applying on line, downloading a mail in application to mail or go to Chester County Voters services and fill out an application there. You should receive a card in 14 days and you can verify if you are registered by checking your registration status online (see button below).
The same application is used to make changes to your voter registration such as change of address, name change or change party affiliation.
Check Your Voter Registration Status
Check your registration status online to see if your information is correct or if you are unsure if you are registered or not
Registered voters who are away from home because of work or school, physically incapable of making it to the polls or in the military are required to vote by absentee ballot. April 21, 2020 by 5pm is the deadline for application for an absentee ballot. Click below for instructions and requirements.
Important Election Calendar Dates:
October 19 – Last Day to Register to Vote for General Election
October 27 – Last Day to apply for Mail In or Civilian Absentee ballots
November 3 – Mail in Voting and Civilian Absentee Ballots must be received by 8pm in Chester County Board of Elections Office. Postmarks do not count.
November 3 – General Election
Chester County Voter Services
PO Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380-0990
601 Westtown Road, Suite 150
Westown, PA 19380-0990
Sandra Burke, Director of CCVS
It is your right and privilege to vote as a US citizen because that is what democracy is about. A vote is how to express your opinion about the philosophy the county should be run by. This could not be more important when the Constitution is not being up help by the current Republican administration. Many consider this a constitutional crisis. As a nation, we need governing rules and structure to have a healthy, robust and safe society. The US Constitution has been the fundamental bases for our rights and liberties and by removing the current administration at the polls by the votes of the American people is the ultimate democratic statement on the actions and injustices of this president.
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