Decision 2021: What you need to know for Election Day in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH — Tuesday is Election Day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but there are some things you need to know before casting your vote.

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Identification

If you’re voting at your local polling place for the first time, you must bring an ID with you, such as a Pennsylvania driver’s license, a U.S. passport or government-issued identification. Non-photo identification that includes your name and address is also accepted. (CLICK HERE for the full list of approved forms of identification.)

If you have voted at your polling place before, you do not need to show identification.

Voting by mail

More than 1 million Pennsylvania voters requested a mail-in ballot. In Allegheny County, about 93,600 have been returned as of Tuesday morning.

If you have not mailed in your ballot yet, you need to physically drop it off by 8 p.m. Tuesday at your county election board or at an official ballot drop-off location. (CLICK HERE to find a location.)

Even if you requested a mail-in ballot, but didn’t return it, you can vote by provisional ballot at your polling place (find yours HERE).

By law, counties can’t start counting mail-in ballots until the polls open.

Additional resources

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