The upcoming primary election is on Tuesday, June 2. Due to the coronavirus, it is highly recommended you mail-in your vote because polling places may be closed or consolidated because of concern for a shortage of poll workers. Yes, everyone is permitted to mail-in their vote.

Standing in line at the polling place is so 2019. Who wants to be crowded in a polling place anyway?

Critical dates to be eligible to vote by mail:

  • Monday, May 18 – the last day to register to vote for the primary election (for those of you who are not already registered to vote)

Register online CLICK HERE

  • Tuesday, May 26 – the day your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by the County Boards of Elections.

Request your mail-in ballot TODAY:  CLICK HERE

Mail-in ballots will start arriving to DELCO homes this week for those who requested them.

Those who prefer to mail their registration and mail-in applications, print and fill out the form from VotesPA.com and mail it to the county where you are registered: Delaware County: Government Center Building, 201 W. Front St., Media, PA, 19063-2728

Who’s on the ballot?

The following offices are to be listed on the ballot: 

  • U.S. president (Trump/Biden)
  • Delegates to the National Conventions
  • Three statewide offices: Attorney General, Auditor General, and Treasurer
  • State Senator in the Pennsylvania Legislature
  • State Representative in the Pennsylvania Legislature

Who are the candidates Chester voters will select?

Representative in the General Assembly 159th District

  • Angela Renee Prattis (D)
  • Brian Kirkland (D)
  • Ruth Moton (R) 

Attorney General

  • Josh D Shapiro (D)
  • Heather R. Heidelbaugh (R)

Representative in Congress 5th District

  • Mary Gay Scanlon (D)
  • Rob Jordan (D)
  • Dasha Pruett (R)

Senator in the General Assembly 9th District

  • Brett Burman (D)
  • John I. Kane (D)
  • Thomas H. Killion (R)

(And, there are candidates and alternates for delegates to the DNC & RNC, Auditor General, and State Treasurer I left out to save space).

A couple things to remember

  1. In PA primary elections, you only vote for candidates in the party you are registered as. Independents don’t participate.
  2. The BIG LEVER is gone. Starting this election, you must vote for every office. No longer can you select an entire party of candidates with a single vote.

The ENTIRE election calendar for 2020

  • Last day to REGISTER before the primary…May 18 
  • Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot …May 26 Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.) …June 2 
  • GENERAL PRIMARY …June 2 
  • First day to REGISTER after primary …June 3 
  • Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on June 1)…June 9 
  • Last day to circulate and file nomination papers…August 3 
  • Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers …August 10 
  • Last day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary …August 10 
  • Last day to REGISTER before the November election …October 19 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot …October 27 
  • Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)…November 3 
  • GENERAL ELECTION …November 3 
  • First day to REGISTER after November election…November 4 
  • Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)…November 10