HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL
Beginning this year, Pennsylvania voters have the option to Vote by Mail, without the excuse that was previously needed for a traditional absentee ballot.
Under the new regulations, you can vote by mail right from your own home, without ever having to visit the actual polling place. If you have a PA Drivers License or a state-issued Photo ID, you can apply right online.
If you’d prefer, you can download and print a paper application HERE.
To make this process even easier for you, we have included below a step-by-step guide to apply for your Mail-in Ballot today.
VISIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE
In order to complete the application online, you will need a valid PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID number.
If you do not have one of these forms of identification, you must print the paper application and send it to the Chester County Board of Elections.
ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS
Are you a military or civilian overseas voter?
Will you be absent from your home on Election Day?
Do you have a physical illness or disability?
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, as demonstrated below.
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
If you answer NO to the three previous questions, you will be directed to complete the application, which will ask for you for the following information:
Date of birth
Drivers License or Photo ID number
Mailing Address to which you would like the ballot sent
ANNUAL MAIL-IN BALLOT REQUEST
After completing the application, you will be asked if you would like to receive an Annual Mail-in Ballot application.
By clicking YES, as demonstrated below, you will automatically be mailed an application for every election.
*Please note that this does not mean you will receive an actual ballot every election automatically, just the application to request one.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will I receive my ballot?
Do not be alarmed if you do not receive your ballot immediately. It can take some time for the Chester County Board of Elections to process and mail your individual ballot.
When is my application due?
Your completed application will always be due the Tuesday before the Election. In the case of this year’s General Election, that will be Tuesday, October 27th.
When is my completed ballot due?
Once you receive your ballot from the Board of Elections, you can either personally hand-deliver it, or mail it back to the address below where it MUST BE RECEIVED no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day.
Chester County Board of Elections
601 Westtown Rd, Suite 150
West Chester, PA 19080-0990
What if I have other questions?
We are always happy to help with any step in the process and will provide any information we can. You can reach us at Chester County Republican Headquarters at 610-696-1842 or via email at info@RepublicanCCC.com