Wondering how and when to vote for Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania? See this useful guide, which takes you through the process step by step, or check out the links below.
Remember: Pennsylvania has closed primaries, which means that you must be registered as a democrat in order to vote. You can register as a democrat here. Can’t remember if you’re registered? Check your voter registration status here.
REGISTER TO VOTE
Register to vote by Monday, May 18, 2020.
The Pennsylvania Primary takes place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
VOTE BY MAIL
Need to cast a vote by mail? Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the June 2 primary election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26. Read more about it here.
Vote on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7:00AM – 8:00PM.
VOTER WORKPLACE PROTECTION
No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot threaten or intimidate employees to influence their political opinions or actions.
Vote Early: Pennsylvanians can vote in-person before election day. If you’ll be out of town on June 2 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!
New law that came in to effect this year means anyone can apply for an absentee ballot. You can also apply and vote in-person starting in early- to mid-March (likely 3/9/20).
“Under a new law, people will have the option of requesting and submitting an absentee ballot during one in-person visit to county elections offices, starting more than a month and a half before an election day. It’s not technically what most people understand as “early voting” — people won’t be using the usual voting machines — but it’s a method for people to cast ballots in person in advance of the actual election without worrying about deadlines and mail problems.”
If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!
If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.
If you have any questions about voting in Pennsylvania you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.