Election Day 2020 in Pennsylvania: When the polls open, what the COVID-19 rules are, who the candidates are, and more
Voters line up at a polling place on Election Day. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
This is it. The commercials have aired. The rally-goers have rallied. And the canvassers have canvassed. Election Day 2020 is just one day away. Here’s what you need to know to cast an informed ballot on Tuesday.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Not sure where your polling place is? Consult your voter registration card or check here.
While the Department of State strongly encourages voters to wear masks, voters who are not wearing masks will not be denied the opportunity to vote. The department also asks voters to practice social distancing at the polls for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.
The state Supreme Court has told election officials to count ballots they receive up until Nov. 6, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3.
However, state officials have urged voters to hand-deliver ballots to ensure they are counted.
Hand-delivered mail-in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
To find out where the nearest dropbox or election office is in your county, consult our map below.
In Pennsylvania, the following races are on the ballot:
- President of the United States
- Row Offices
- Auditor General
- State Treasurer
- Attorney General
- U.S. Congress (All 18 of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation)
- General Assembly (All state House members and half of the state Senate)
To learn more about who is on the ballot for each of these races, check out our voter’s guide.
Know Before you Vote
Still have questions about voting procedurals and this year’s election? Check out our how to vote guide.
Still have unanswered questions? Contact your local election office.
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