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The 2021 Pennsylvania election is here, and Spotlight PA wants to make sure you have everything you need to vote, starting with when polls open in the state and how to find your polling location. Here’s answers to our most frequently asked questions:
When do polls open in Pa.? 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. *If you’re in line by 8 p.m., you can vote.
Where do I vote? Confirm your polling location here.
Am I registered to vote? Check here.
Do I need a photo ID? Only if you’re voting at a polling place for the first time.
What about my mail ballot? The county elections office needs to receive it by 8 p.m. on Election Day (aka Tuesday, Nov. 2). The postmark doesn’t count! If you haven’t already mailed it, you need to drop it off in person at your county elections office. Find the location here.
What’s a “naked” ballot? Mail ballots come with two envelopes. A “naked” mail ballot is missing its inner secrecy envelope and won’t be counted under Pennsylvania law. Follow these instructions carefully.
Can I check the status of my mail ballot once it’s submitted? Indeed. Just enter your name, date of birth, and county at the Department of State’s “Election Ballot Status” page here.
What else should I know? Check Spotlight PA’s last-minute election guide for more.
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