November Voting Reminders – in-person or by mail
To all 4th Ward Neighbors,
ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3, 2020. for presidential election and other candidates running for office.
OCTOBER 17, 2020: DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE
OCTOBER 27, 2020: DEADLINE TO REQUEST BALLOT TO VOTE BY MAIL
NOVEMBER 3, 2020: ELECTION DAY
Now is the time to register to vote, or to check to make sure you are registered to vote. If you plan to vote in the election, you must be registered to vote by October 19, 2020.
Are you on the voter registration lists in Pennsylvania at your current address? Visit this site to find out:
REGISTER TO VOTE, you may do so online or in person.
(1) REGISTER ONLINE: : https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
(2) REGISTER IN PERSON, fill out a written application to register and bring it in person. or mail it to Allegheny County Voter Registration, 542 Forbes Ave, Suite 609, Pittsburgh PA 15219-2913.
You will find a copy of the application to register which can be printed to vote at this address: htpps://www.votespa.com/Resources/Documents/Voter_Registration_Application_English. pdf
In addition, paper registration forms are can be obtained in the Allegheny County Voter Registration Office.
A completed paper registration form must be present (brought by person or mailed) in the Allegheny County Voter Registration Office 9542 Forbes Avenue, Suite 609, Pittsburgh PA 15219-29130 , received by 5 p.m. on October 19, 2020.
REQUEST A BALLOT TO VOTE BY MAIL:
Requests to receive a by-mail ballot must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2020.
New in 2020: Pennsylvanians can vote by mail without any excuse. With COVID-19 still surging across the U.S., the Allegheny County Elections office staff anticipates that it will receive many requests for mail-in ballots (not absentee for cause ballots) by the October 27, 2020 deadline.
Instructions to request a mail-in ballot online or by paper application are available: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx
Filing your application for a mail-in ballot early will increase the chances that you will receive your ballot in a timely manner from Allegheny County.
You may a copy of a ballot at: https://www.votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Documents/PADOS_mailInapplication, pdf. In addition, you can obtain a paper ballot at the local county registration office.
VOTE IN PERSON: YOU ARE ALWAYS ABLE TO VOTE IN PERSON AT THE POLLING SITE, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY SENT IN A MAIL-IN BALLOT.
If you received a mail-in ballot but choose instead to vote in person, you can bring the mail-in ballot with you to the polling place.
Currently, Allegheny County expects residents who vote in person to vote at precinct polling places where they voted before the 2020 General Primary. Our neighborhood votes at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. If Allegheny County has to consolidate voting locations, county officials should inform us of changes in advance of Election Day.
Notice submitted by SF neighbors: Al Zangrilli and Alida Merlo