On October 31, 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into law. Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting. Most voters can now vote by mail-in ballot, and voters will have more time to register to vote and to return their absentee or mail-in ballots. On March 27, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules Pennsylvania’s primary election from April 28 to June 2 due to the COVID-19 emergency. Voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot rather than going to their polling place on election day. Mail-in ballot applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 26, 2020. If a voter has already applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot, they do NOT need to reapply.
Here are some tips on how to apply:
You can go to https://www.votespa.com and scroll down to and click on: Election Reform Act 77. Then scroll down to and click on: apply for absentee or mail in ballot. You can fill out an application to apply for a ballot or download an application to mail in.
Another option is to go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ In the list on the left, scroll down to and click on: Mail in Ballot Application. I have attached an application which can be downloaded and printed. Both websites provided more information about the new process and the change in the date of the election.