The deadline is April 21 for mail-in or absentee ballot applications for the April 28 primary election.
The primary is the first election for which Pennsylvania voters have the option of voting by mail-in ballot, without having to provide a reason for choosing it.
“Pennsylvania has joined many other states in giving voters options in how they cast their ballots, making voting easier and more accessible than ever before,” said Gov. Tom Wolf.
“Voters are already making great use of the opportunity to vote by mail for any reason or no reason at all,” said Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. “We expect that, in the weeks to come, many more voters will discover the convenience of applying online and voting by mail-in ballot.”
The voter registration deadline for the April 28 primary is April 13.
Pennsylvanians who are registered to vote now have several ways to vote if they choose not to go to the polls or are unable to get to the polls on election day: mail-in ballot or absentee ballot, both of which they can vote via the mail or in person at their county election office:
Both mail-in and absentee voters will receive a ballot in the mail to complete and return to their county election office by 8 p.m. on election day. The online application allows mail-in voters to request that their county election office add them to an annual mail-in voter ballot request list. Their ballot application will then be automatically mailed to them each year. ID requirements for mail-in and absentee ballots can be found at votespa.com.