Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is one of the six battleground states that will be most important to delivering the White House and wins up and down the ballot on November 3. Here’s how you can help.

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About This State

Pennsylvania is home to so many American heroes: Benjamin Franklin, Rocky Balboa, Gritty. It's also home to big wins: In 2018, you bested gerrymandering and got yourselves some fair representation in Washington. Now grab yourself a Wawa hoagie to fuel up for November. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Keystone State.

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Why Is This State Special

Pennsylvania was Trump’s most surprising win in 2016, thanks to the extra 290,000 votes he earned in rural parts of the state. But since then, the state Supreme Court threw out the GOP’s gerrymandered congressional map — considered the most partisan in the country — and Democrats have flipped Republican seats in a special election and in the 2018 midterms. This map is only temporary, so Democrats need our help to turn out on November 3 and lock in this progress for good.

ROAD TO WIN

COVID-19 UPDATE

*Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have reached agreement to postpone the state’s primary from April 28 until June 2.*

-Pennsylvania has no-excuse vote by mail available and the deadline to request a ballot is May 26.

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Road to Win

Electoral College Votes

20

Delegates for the DNC

125

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Key Dates

May 26

Primary Vote By Mail Deadline

Jun 2

Presidential Primary Election Date (UPDATED)

Jun 2

State Primary Election (UPDATED)

Oct 19

General Election Registration Deadline

Nov 3

General Election

Pennsylvania Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register at the voting booth?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

  • This is my home state, but I won't be home for this election. Can I still vote here?

    Yes you can. Your deadline to request a ballot is May 26 to vote in your primary, and you must return by June 2.

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  • Can I vote without leaving my house?

    Yes! Voters in Pennsylvania can now vote by mail. Your deadline to request a ballot is May 26 to vote in your primary, and you must return by June 2. Request your ballot below.

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  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Pretty much, yes. You can go to your county elections office before May 26, request a mail-in or absentee ballot, fill it out, and submit it on the spot. You can find your county election office below.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Generally no with two exceptions: You have to show ID if you are voting for the first time at your polling place, or if you have been tagged as inactive. A PA license or DOT ID card, PA ID, federal ID, US Passport, military ID, student ID, employee ID, or non-photo ID with name and address are acceptable forms of ID. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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VOTE BY MAIL

The safest way to vote this November? From home. Check the latest absentee rules for your state here, then request your ballot today.

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