The Division of Elections announced on Friday, April 17th, 2020, that staff is finalizing mailings to registered voters in the county containing mail-in ballot applications for the June 2 primary election. While some overlap may occur, the applications will be sent to registered voters who have not yet applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot.
The mailing will include the mail-in ballot application and a postage-paid, addressed envelope to return that application to the Elections office. Voters are also encouraged to apply online for the ballot which also offers an opportunity to receive email updates on the status of the application and ballot throughout the election season. Information on how to apply and links to the online application can be found at: alleghenyvotes.com
Allegheny County has 1,323 polling places which require 6,615 poll workers (five per location) to run those sites. Additional staff and resources are needed for overall election operations. The bulk of those workers are seniors who have been canceling or are expressing concerns for their own health and well-being if they work at a poll. Additionally, polling locations like schools, churches and senior hi-rises are indicating concerns with opening their locations to the public as well. This will leave the county to find other, alternative sites that are accessible and can accommodate an election.
All information pertaining both to the state’s June 2 Primary and General Elections may be found here.