PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Voters all across the country will be heading to the polls on Nov. 3 to cast ballots for national and local candidates. Here is the information you need to know to navigate the voting process.
On Election Day, the polls in Pennsylvania are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but many people have already voted by mail-in ballot as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are headed to the polls, look below for more information on changes you can expect and tips for first time voters.
KDKA’s Pennsylvania 2020 General Election Results Page. Keep this page pulled up on Election Night for real-time results.
If you are under coronavirus quarantine and still have not voted: According to the Communications Director for the Speaker of the House Mike Straub, the voter “may apply to use the emergency absentee ballot option, and to designate an authorized representative to pick up and return their ballot to the county board of elections.”
“It’s important to note that there are two forms that must be filled out: one for the emergency ballot and the other for the authorized representative to pick up and return the ballot.”
To get both forms, visit this link.
The Allegheny County Elections Division says ballot return is available until Election Day in the lobby of the County Office Building from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. On Election Day, the lobby will open at 7 a.m. for ballot return. Voters who have made errors on or misplaced their security or declaration envelope may get replacements at the window.
If a voter has made an error on their ballot, or has not received one previously applied for, the Allegheny County Elections Office can reissue the ballot at the counter.
Oct. 19: Voter registration deadline.
Oct. 27: Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot. Find out more.
Nov. 3: Deadline to receive mail-in ballots at county election offices.
Nov. 6: Deadline to count ballots. Find out more.
GO IN-DEPTH ON SOME KEY PA RACES:
• Attorney General: Josh Shapiro (D) vs. Heather Heidelbaugh (R)
• Auditor General: Nina Ahmad (D) vs. Timothy DeFoor (R)
• State Treasurer: Joe Torsella (D) vs. Stacy Garrity (R)
• U.S. House 17th District: Conor Lamb (D) vs. Sean Parnell (R)
• State Senate 37th District: Pam Iovino (D) vs. Devlin Robinson (R)
• State Senate 39th District: Kim Ward (R) vs. Tay Waltenbaugh (D)
• State House 16th District: Mike Kelly (R) vs. Kristy Gnibus (D)
• State House 28th District: Rob Mercuri (R) vs. Emily Skopov (D)
• State House 30th District: Lori Mizgorski (R) vs. Lissa Geiger Shulman (D)
• State House 44th District: Valerie Gaydos (R) vs. Michelle Knoll (D)
• State House 33rd District: Frank Dermody (D) vs. Carrie DelRosso (R)
• State House 55th District: Joe Petrarca (D) vs. Jason Silvis (R)
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