In-person voting on November 3

Allegheny County has a new voting system for the General Election. Casting your ballot is simple and straightforward. Learn about the new system and what to expect due to COVID-19 below.


Locate Your Polling Location

1,323 polling locations will be open for the November 3 election. Click the button below to locate your polling location.


Vote on November 3

Polling places open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM. Anyone in line at 8 PM will be allowed to vote.

Poll workers will be provided masks, gloves, face shields and hand sanitizer. There will also be cleaning materials at polling places.

Additionally, there will be plexiglass dividers at sign-in tables and 6-foot physical distancing marks for voters waiting in line. Voters will be asked to wear face coverings in compliance with the state order. Those who arrive without a face covering will be offered one.


Mark Your Paper Ballot

Fill in the oval to the left of the name of your choice. You must darken the oval completely, and do not make any marks outside of the oval. You do not have to vote in every race.

Do not cross out or erase, or your vote may not count. If you make a mistake or a stray mark, ask for a new ballot from the poll workers. 

To write in a candidate, fill in the oval to the left of “Write-in” and print the name clearly on the line.

PLEASE NOTE: Stickers or labels for write-in candidates are now prohibited by law. You must write the candidate’s name on the paper ballots.

Ballot marking devices will be available at every polling location. These devices accommodate people with disabilities and visual impairments, but they may be used by any voter.


Insert Your Ballot

Once you have made your selections, take your completed ballot to the precinct scanner for tabulation. A privacy folder will be provided to voters.

Insert your ballot into the secure tabulator.
Your ballot can be inserted in any direction.
Do not fold your ballot.


Confirm Your Ballot

A “Thank You for Voting” message will appear to confirm tabulation. Once you see this message, you’re done! Go about your day knowing you participated in an important civic activity.

Didn’t see a “Thank You” message? See your nearest poll worker for help.

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