Options for Voting on April 28, 2020

The CDC recommendation for social distancing to contain the coronavirus comes at a time when Pennsylvanians are preparing to cast their ballots in the April 28th primary election. While voters’ health and that of their communities is paramount, the League of Women Voters still encourages voters to exercise their right to vote! There are many ways for voters to participate in the upcoming election while mitigating their risk of exposure.

Mail In and Absentee Balloting–New No Excuse Balloting in PA–Vote from Home
Election reform has come to Pennsylvania. For people in high-risk categories of the virus, the League of Women Voters PA encourages these voters to limit their exposure to crowds on Election Day. Even voters who are not high risk and want to do their part to curb the virus should consider these options. The more voters who cast their ballots early, the fewer long lines and crowds we will see on Election Day.

Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28th primary election must be received by Chester County election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Non-Peak Hours 
We are all familiar with crowds and long lines on Election Day, especially first thing in the morning, over lunch hours, and after work. Voters can limit their interaction with the public by planning to vote during non-peak hours, like the middle of the morning and afternoon. 

The League’s nonpartisan election website has everything voters need to find  their options for participating in early and absentee voting. VOTE411 will also have special alerts on primary election days highlighting any changes to normal voting procedures, including any last-minute changes to polling locations. The site is a personalized voting information hub where voters can check their registration, find their polling place, see what will be on their ballot, and more.

Report Any Problems 
Voters who encounter problems while voting should report them to the Election Protection Hotline. Trained experts are prepared to talk voters through any issue.

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic) No matter how you vote, the League of Women Voters wants to ensure everyone has the information they need to participate in our elections.

Use Your Vote!  Help Defend and Protect Our Democracy!

Take care.

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