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​Voter Education Toolkit

The Department of State (DOS) is working to promote public confidence in elections and educate voters about some significant changes to elections in 2020. To this end, the Ready to Vote initiative aims to inform voters about key information, including:

  • How the passage of election reforms in PA will impact elections this year and beyond.
  • What voters can expect when they use the new, more secure voting systems in place in every PA county.


How You Can Help

As a partner of DOS, you can help spread the word about the changes via your communications channels, including social media, websites, newsletters, emails, etc. Specifically:

  1. Explain how voting is now easier and more accessible for millions of Pennsylvanians. Voters now have more options, including:
  2. Highlight the fact that new voting systems are secure, accessible and auditable (votespa.com/Security).
  3. Position the PA Department of State as the trusted sources for election information:


General #ReadyToVotePA Material

You can use general #ReadyToVotePA material to let people know the voting experience in PA has changed and to direct them to VotesPA.com/ReadyToVote for an easy-to-follow checklist. Here's a timeline of suggested actions to focus on:

July-August 2020

  • Voter registration
  • Learn about new voting systems

September 2020

  • National Voter Registration Month

October-November 2020

  • Promote new voter registration deadline (October 19)
  • Mail-in ballot deadlines (apply & return ballots)
  • Election Day – November 3



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are you ready to vote in 2020

important deadlines in 2020
  • Important Dates (PNG)
  • Important Dates - Spanish (PNG)
    • 📅 Mark your calendars with these important dates for the general election. Visit votesPA.com/ReadyToVote to learn about mail-in voting, new voting systems and how you can get involved. #votesPA #ReadytoVotePA



mail ballot deadlines in 2020
  • Mail-in Voting (PNG)
  • Mail-in Voting - Spanish (PNG)
    • The new voting reform law creates an option to mail your ballot without the need to provide a reason. Voters can skip the lines on election day with mail-in voting. Read more about this convenient way to vote: votesPA.com/mailballot #votesPA #ReadyToVote


voter registration deadline for 2020 general election is october 19
  • Register to Vote (PNG)
  • Register to Vote - Spanish (PNG)
    • Oct 27, is the LAST DAY to apply for mail-in & absentee ballots. Applications must be RECEIVED by your county election office by 5 pm on Oct 27. Voted Ballots must be RECEIVED by 8 pm on Nov 3. Apply online: votesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot #votesPA 



learn about your counties voting system
  • PA Voting Systems (PNG)
  • PA Voting Systems - Spanish (PNG)
    • Pennsylvania voters, have you used your county’s new voting voting system? Get #ReadyToVotePA by learning how your county’s new voting system works: votesPA.com/ReadyToVote



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