Pennsylvania primary election 2023: Find your polling location and what you need to vote

Democrats and Republicans head to the polls Tuesday for Pennsylvania’s primary election.

Although it’s considered an “off year,” many races will determine who will run in the November general election, including state Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court and Superior Court, and local races including city councils and school board seats.

Pennsylvania is a closed primary, meaning only those who are registered members of a political party may vote the ballot of that political party.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If it’s your first time voting at a new location, you must bring one of the approved forms of identification.

For an online tool that can help you find your polling place based on your address, click here.

If you already submitted a mail-in or absentee ballot, you cannot vote at your polling place on election day.

If you did not return your mail-in or absentee ballot and you want to vote in person, you have two options for voting in person.

Last year, multiple locations throughout the county ran out of ballots for voters. Election Manager David Voye said that won’t happen again this year.

“We ordered 100% of the voter registration, minus the number of people that applied to vote by absentee ballot. There are plenty of ballots out there, we will not run out in any precinct,” Voye said.

You can bring your ballot and the pre-addressed outer return envelope containing the Voter’s Declaration to your polling place to be voided. After you surrender your ballot and envelope and sign a declaration, you can then vote a regular ballot.

If you don’t surrender your ballot and return envelope, you can only vote by provisional ballot at your polling place. Your county board of elections will then verify that you did not vote by mail before counting your provisional ballot.

As of Friday afternoon, roughly 89,000 Democrats had returned their ballots while 16,000 Republicans had submitted. Officials say if things go smoothly voters should know the results by midnight.

“Shortly after 8 o’clock we should have a count of all the mail and absentee ballots, normally the precinct results don’t come in until about 9:30 p.m., so it is going to be midnight,” Voye said.

County election sites can be found here.

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