Follow these three steps to vote by mail:
1) Apply NOW for a mail-in ballot: Online/Ballot Request Application https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin
2) Check the status of your ballot: Online/Absentee Ballot Tracker -use this link if you are not sure if you already requested a mail-on ballot or to check the status https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/ballottracking.aspx
3) Complete and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. There is no need for a stamp as the first class postage will be prepaid for this election cycle.
Voters may return their ballot in person to their county bureau of election office. https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Pages/Contact-Your-Election-Officials.aspx
If a voter qualifies, their ballot can be returned by someone else. Use the Designation of Agent to Assist Disabled Voter in Voting by Absentee or Alternative Ballot form. https://www.ccpa.net/DocumentCenter/View/33441/Designated-Agent-Form_Absentee-Assistance
If a voter does not return a mail-in ballot by Election Day, they may take the ballot (whether blank or marked) to their polling location and have the ballot voided, “spoiled”, by the judge of elections and vote in person. The vote MUST bring ALL CONTENTS AND ENVELOPE to the polling location.
Mail-in and absentee ballots will be mailed out around late September / early October.
Important Dates September 14 - 1st day to apply for a mail-in ballot application in person at county office October 19 - last day to register to vote for the November 3rd election October 27 - 5:00pm last day to apply for a mail-in ballot November 3 - Election Day, polls open 7am - 8pm