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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 the elections in 2021. 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:

August-September 2021

  • Voter registration
  • Request your mail-in or absentee ballot
  • Learn about your county's voting system

October 2021

  • Register to Vote
  • Request your mail-in or absentee ballot
  • Promote voter registration deadline (October 18)

November 2021

  • Return your mail-in or absentee ballot as soon as possible
  • Learn about your county's voting system
  • Mail-in ballot deadlines (apply & return ballots)
  • Municipal Election – November 2





Pocket Guide

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The Ready to Vote Pocket Guide is designed for organizations to print, assemble, and share directly with voters. The pocket guide contains information about important dates, ways to vote, voting by mail, voting at the polls, and making a plan to vote.

Download the Pocket Guide as a PowerPoint

Download the Ready to Print Pocket Guide PDF

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  • Important Dates (PNG)
  • Elecciones primarias de 2021 fechas importantes (PNG)
    • 📅 Mark your calendars with these important dates for the municipal election on November 2, 2021. Visit votesPA.com/ReadyToVote to learn about mail-in voting, new voting systems and how you can get involved. #votesPA #ReadytoVotePA



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  • Mail-in Voting (PNG)
  • Votar por correo (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


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voter registration deadline for 2021 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY is May 3
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  • Register to Vote (PNG)
  • Inscribirse para votar (PNG)
    • The deadline to register to vote is now 15 days before an election. The voter registration deadline for the Nov municipal election is Oct 18. Register today: register.votesPA.com #votesPA #ReadyToVotePA



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