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:
*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
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:
Montgomery County Court House
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
UPS, Fedex Shipping, or Hand Delivery:
One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401-0311