Voting Law Changes for 2020

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Act 77 brought new voting laws that will help simplify the process and make voting more accessible and more convenient.

Here are the important changes taking effect in 2020:

Vote by Mail

Voters will now have the ability to vote by mail before the election and to be included on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. All voters can request and submit their mail-in or absentee ballot up to 50 days before the election.

That means for the 2020 primary, you can request your mail-in ballot starting on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Apply for your mail-in/absentee ballot here: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

Mail-in and Absentee ballots can be submitted up until 8:00 pm on election day, rather than Friday the week before election day. Absentee and mail-in ballots are returned directly to your County Elections Bureau. They will not be counted at the polling locations.

Voter Registration

The new law extends the voter registration deadline from 30 days before the current election to just 15 days prior.

For the primary, you can register up to Monday, April 13, 2020.

To register online, visit the official VotesPA registration portal here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

For more questions or concerns please get in touch with our campaign or with the county elections bureau directly.

Jay Costa for State Senate
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Pittsburgh PA 15221

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