An important change to elections this year and going forward – POSTMARKS NO LONGER APPLY TO CIVILIAN BALLOTS. Any election materials you return must be received by their designated due date and time or they will be discarded and your vote will not count.

The 2021 Primary Election in Pennsylvania will happen on Tuesday, May 18th. In-person voting will be open from 7 AM – 8 PM.

The last date to register to vote in the May 18th election is May 3rd.  Registration applications must be received by 6pm.  You can register online at PA Voter Services. If you prefer to register by mail, you can download the registration application here and mail it or deliver it in person to the Allegheny County Elections division at 542 Forbes Ave, Ste 609, Pittsburgh PA 15219-2913.  POSTMARKS NO LONGER APPLY. Paper application must be received by 5 pm on May 3rd.

You can check your registration status and your polling location at We will also be updating this page with any changes to polling locations as we learn them. As of April 8th, no polling location changes have been announced.

Mail-In Ballot Requests can be made online at VotesPA. If you previously requested a mail-in ballot, you may receive an application for a mail-in ballot automatically for every election.  Simply fill out this form and return it before May 11th, 2021.

Mail-In ballots must be received by 8 pm on May 18th. Postmarks no longer apply to civilian absentee ballots.  Overseas military ballots will be accepted up until May 25th provided they were postmarked no later than 11:59 pm on May 17th.