By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls on November 2nd to vote in the local elections. Here is the information you need to know in order to navigate through the voting process.
On election day, Pennsylvania polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who queues at 8 p.m. can vote. Some voters have already returned postal ballot papers.
Allegheny County’s 1,323 polling stations will be open on election day, officials say.
If you go to vote, please see below for more information on the changes to expect and tips for first-time voters.
Pennsylvania’s Official Voter Information Website
Polling stations | Postal ballot and postal ballot paper | Preliminary ballot
MASK OR MASKLESS:
All voters are asked to wear face covering at their polling station, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. However, election officials say that any voter who does not wear a mask or covering will not be denied the right to vote.
The VotesPA website states: “We strongly recommend that voters wear masks out of respect for their fellow voters and the dedicated election workers who occupy the polling stations. Voters who do not wear a mask will not be denied the right to vote. “
Election officials also urge voters to bring their own black or blue pen and hand sanitizer to their polling stations. They also promote safe social distancing guidelines.
• Choose in your county
• Preparation for election day
• Demonstrations of the voting system
The Allegheny County Electoral Department says that voting will be possible in the lobby of the County Office Building until Election Day. On election day, the lobby is open for voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Find your polling station
• Mail in and postal voting information
Oct 18: Registration deadline for voters.
October 26th: Last day to apply for a postal or postal vote.
November 2: election day; Last day for the electoral board of the district on which elected letters and civil letters are received (must be received by 8:00 p.m.)
November 9: Last day for the district’s electoral committee on which elected military and overseas postal ballots are accepted (submitted for delivery no later than November 1 at 11:59 p.m.)
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REPORT VOTING PROBLEM?
The State Department operates an election day hotline to report concerns about the voting and voting process, both online at ST-VoterReg@pa.gov and by phone at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).
Electoral office in your district:
Tips for first-time voters
Pennsylvania Women’s Voter League
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