Voting

Voting

 

ELECTION CALENDAR 2020

Presidential Election: November 3, 2020

Last day to register for the General: October 19, 2020
 
Last day to apply for mail-in or civilian absentee ballot: October 27, 2020
Your application must be received in your county elections office by 5 PM
 
Deadline for mail-in and civilian absentee ballots to be received: November 3, 8 PM
 

NEW MAIL-IN BALLOTING

New for voters this year!  Mail-in ballots are available for every voter.  You do not need a reason to vote by mail-in ballot. Apply NOW for your mail-in ballot at www.votespa.com and beat the crowd.  See our home page for details on mail-in voting.

 

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT?

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES, visit www.vote411.org

You can also go online to Ballotpedia PA for candidates and issues in PA.

For more information about the candidates, you can contact your political party (contact numbers below).

 

VOTER INFORMATION UPDATES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

September 15, 2020

GOOD NEWS! 

Over 3,000 new poll worker applications have been received in Montgomery County.

A bump in pay for poll workers was approved.  Clerks and machine operators will receive $225, and Judges of Elections, $300. 

September 16 -  With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, O=officials in Pennsylvania told counties they can't reject a ballot just because an election official believes a signature doesn’t match the signature in the voter’s file.

The Elections Office will expand with another Elections Office at the Health and Human Services building, located at 1430 DeKalb St. in Norristown to handle vote by mail.  The office will open with extended hours.

Four Satellite Elections Offices will open.  They will be located in Willow Grove, Lansdale, Pottstown and Narberth.  The Narberth office will be located at the Magisterial District Court Office of Lower Merion, 925 Montgomery Avenue.  No hours of operation or opening dates have been announced yet. You can register, apply for your mail-in ballot and vote in person at these satellite offices (although be prepared to wait at least half an hour for processing).

Dropboxes.  Up to 10 dropboxes are expected to be approved by the Board of Elections this week  One will be in Lower Merion.  Please note: dropboxes are a part of pending litigation in the PA Supreme Court.

 

FIND JUDICIAL ELECTIONS CONFUSING?

Deciding who to vote for in judicial elections can be confusing.

 

VOTER CONTACT INFORMATION

Montgomery County Voter Services:  610-278-3280
Montgomery County Election Board: 610-278-3275
Democratic Committee of LM and N: 610-649-7200
Republican Committee of LM and N: 610-642-4407
 
 

VOTER REGISTRATION

You may register when obtaining or renewing a Pennsylvania driver's license, or obtain a mail-in registration form from auto license bureaus, PennDOT, libraries, state liquor stores, or the County Board of Elections.You can register online.
You will need identification. Directions are clearly given on the site.

 

VOTING IN THE PRIMARY

In Pennsylvania to vote in the primary, you must register with a political party. If you do not designate a political party, you may only vote on the ballot questions.  You may change parties anytime except the month preceding the primary and the week following the primary and the month following the general election.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

With the introduction of mail-in balloting that requires no excuse, there may still be some people who vote absentee.
To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.
 
Who May Vote Absentee?
    College students who are not registered to vote at their school address
    People whose work or vacation take them away from home
    Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from voting in person
    Members of the military
    People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday
    Inmates who have not been convicted of a felony
 
If you have an emergency, you may still be able to get an "emergency absentee ballot" after the deadline.
For more information, visit www.votespa.com.