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)
- 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
- In PA primary elections, you only vote for candidates in the party you are registered as. Independents don’t participate.
- 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