Vote by Mail

Beginning this year, Pennsylvania voters have the option to vote by mail, without the excuse that was needed for a traditional absentee ballot.
Under new state laws, you can vote by mail right from your own home. If you have a PA driver’s license or a state-issued photo ID, you can apply online here

You can also download and print a paper application here.

Mail-in ballot applications are due the Tuesday before the Election. For this year’s general election, mail-in ballot applications are due by Tuesday, October 27th.

Find below, a step-by-step guide on how to apply for your mail-in ballot:

    1. Visit the online application website

    2. On the website you will be asked three questions
      1. Are you a military or civilian overseas voter?
      2. Will you be absent from your home on Election Day
      3. Do you have a physical illness or disability?

*If you click yes to any of these questions you will be directed to apply for a traditional absentee ballot. In order to apply for the new mail-in ballot, you must select “No” for all three questions

    1. You will then be directed to complete the application, which will ask for your name, date of birth, driver’s license or photo ID number, address and the address to which you’d like the ballot sent.
    2. Annual Mail-in Ballot Request
      *After completing the application, you will be asked if you would like to receive an annual mail-in ballot application. By clicking yes, you will automatically be mailed an application for every election.

Please note that this does not mean you will receive an actual ballot every election automatically, just the application to request one.

You will be able to track the status of your application through the Department of State website here, or you can call the Bucks County Board of Elections at 215-348-6154 or Montgomery County Board of Elections at 610-278-3275 with specific questions.

Once you have received your ballot from the Board of Elections, you can either personally hand-deliver it or mail it back to the Board of Elections where it must be received no later than 8:00pm on Election Day.

Find your Board of Elections below:

Bucks County Residents:
Bucks County Board of Elections
55 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Montgomery County Residents:
By mail:
Election Board
Montgomery County Court House
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

UPS, Fedex Shipping, or Hand Delivery:
Election Board
One Montgomery Plaza
Suite 602
425 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401-0311