Voter Resources

Vote by Mail

Vote by mail before the election. The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is Tuesday, October 27th. Watch our vote by mail registration tutorial below and register in under 2 minutes.

Turn in Your Ballot Upto Election Day

Mail-in and Absentee ballots can be submitted up until 8:00 pm on election day, postmarked and mailed to your countyby 8:00 pm on election day.

Get Your Vote by Mail Ballot

Apply for your mail-in/absentee ballot today!

Our message to voters surrounding confusion in this year’s election:

  • Requesting a mail-in ballot is the best way to keep your options open, especially during the uncertainty of the pandemic.
  • Do not worry, the ballots are being sent out in waves and will arrive soon. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out and return it immediately to ensure that it counts.
  • MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO VOTERS: Read the instructions that come with your ballot, if you do so, you will complete it correctly.
 

Helpful Links:

  • Track the status of your ballot here
  • Find your nearest satellite voting location here.
There are 5 Steps to Correctly Filling Out Your Ballot

✍️ Complete your ballot in blue or black ink

📩 Seal ballot in the secrecy envelope

📩 Place inside the larger envelope

✍️ Complete and sign voter declaration on the back of the larger envelope. *be sure to put today’s date, not your birthday*

📮 Mail or drop off at a satellite office

FAQ

There are many questions around this year’s elections changes. Here is a list of answers to FAQs to share with voters:

Voters can always return their completed ballots to the Elections Division office (542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, downtown Pittsburgh) during its regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Satellite offices and hours can be found here: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections/additional-election-offices.aspx

The closest satellite offices are North Park Ice Rink and the CCAC Homewood location. You can submit your mail-in ballot directly to the Elections Division office via a drop box there:


North Park Ice Rink Hours:
Sat. Oct. 10 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. Oct. 11 11 AM – 7 PM
Sat. Oct. 24 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. Oct. 25 11 AM – 7 PM


CCAC Homewood Hours:
Sat. Oct. 10 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun. Oct. 11 11 AM – 7 PM

 

You can also take your entire ballot package to your polling location, ask to “spoil” your ballot, and vote in person. Our recommendation, if this is your plan, is to not open your ballot, place it in a drawer, and take it out on election day.

You must go to the Elections Division office (542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, downtown Pittsburgh) during its regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to fix this.

You must go to the Elections Division office (542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, downtown Pittsburgh) during its regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to fix this.

Contact the Elections Division office to fix this at [email protected] At this point, you likely must go to down to the office (542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, downtown Pittsburgh) during its regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to fix this.

You can request your mail-in ballot up until Oct. 27. We do not recommend that you wait that long to do so. Our recommendation is to go to a satellite office and request and cast your mail-in ballot in person. This is expected to be a 10-15 minute process per person so plan for it to take some time. Find your nearest satellite voting location here: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections/additional-election-offices.aspx

Ballots postmarked by 8 PM on election day will be counted if they are received by the Elections office by 5 PM on Friday, November 6. You can track the status of your ballot here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/ballottracking.aspx

As an extra measure and last resort, demand a provisional ballot at your polling location on election day. Your name will have been marked on the voter roll at your precinct as having voted. Your provisional ballot will be counted if no other vote is recorded from you.

Your name will have been marked on the voter roll at your precinct as having voted. Simply explain to the election workers that you never received a mail-in ballot and demand a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted if no other vote is recorded from you.

Demand a provisional ballot at your poll on election day. Your provisional ballot will be counted if no other vote is recorded from you. This should be your last resort.

We are recommending that before doing anything, you read all of the instructions carefully and make sure that you have your ballot, your secrecy envelope, and your declaration! We are suggesting that people try to drop off their mail in ballots at the satellite offices if they are able! This is the most direct means of early voting with your mail in ballot! You can find all of the satellite offices here: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections/additional-election-offices.aspx.

Thank you and let me know if you have any more questions!