Pennsylvania Primary Election Guide


The Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary Election is April 28.

NextGen Pennsylvania is committed to flipping this state back into the blue column and sending all 20 electoral votes to the Democratic presidential nominee.

The deadline to register to vote for the primary is April 13. To register to vote online, click here. To vote in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, you must be registered as a member of the Democratic Party.

Option 1: Registered voters can apply for a mail-in ballot online with a valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Option 2: Registered voters can apply for a Mail-in Ballot by mail.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is one week before the election.

If your application is accepted, you will get a mail-in ballot with instructions from your county election office.

Find out more information here.

If you are not a first-time voter in Pennsylvania, you do not need to provide ID!

If you are a first-time voter in Pennsylvania, you will be be asked to provide ID, such as:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

If you do not have any of the forms of ID listed above, you can alternatively use one of the following:

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

Pennsylvania has a “closed” primary system. To vote in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, you must be registered as a member of the Democratic Party.

Important Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: April 13, 2020
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballots: April 21, 2020
Deadline to Return Mail-In Ballots: April 28, 2020
Pennsylvania Democratic Primary: April 28, 2020

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