How To Vote

We’ve got to turn things around in our country, and we can start by showing up to vote. Here’s everything you need to know to get registered and vote for Jess in 2018.

When are the elections in 2018?

There are two key election days in 2018: 

  • The Democratic primary election: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
  • 2018 general election: November 6th, 2018

Where is Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District? How do I know what district I’m in?

Pennsylvania’s 11th District includes all of Lancaster County, and Southern York County.

You can check what district you’re in using this map.

How do I register to vote in Pennsylvania? When is the deadline to register if I want to vote in the 2018 General Election?

The deadline to register to vote in the November 6th, 2018 election is October 9th, 2018. You can register to vote in Pennsylvania online here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

You can check your registration status here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx

If I am a registered independent or a Republican, and want to re-register as a Democrat, how do I do that?

Simply fill out the voter registration form with your new information by October 9, 2018: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

How do I request an Absentee Ballot? Am I eligible to vote with an Absentee Ballot?

Absentee ballots are mail-in ballots for residents of PA-11 who are unable to make it to their home polling location on election day. They’re ideal for college students, deployed military persons, travelers with schedule conflicts, voters with disabilities, and more.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is October 30, 2018.

There are multiple ways to apply for an absentee ballot, including: applying in Person at your County Election Office, Completing an Official Form, Sending a signed letter to your County Election Office. Learn more here.

You’ll receive an envelope in the mail at your home address which will contain a paper ballot, a return envelope, an instructions on how to fill it out. Mark your vote, place the ballot in the return envelope, pay for postage, and put it in the mailbox.

Your absentee ballot must be received by November 2 to count for the November 6 election, so it’s important to fill it out as soon as possible.

How do I find out where to vote on Election Day?

You can find your polling place here: http://www.votespa.com/en-us/Pages/everyonevotespa.aspx

Do I need to bring anything with me when I go to my polling place?

If it’s your first time voting at this polling place, you need to bring a form of identification. Check here to ensure you bring an eligible form of ID: http://www.votespa.com/en-us/Pages/First-Time-Voter.aspx

If you have voted at your polling place before, you don’t need to bring anything.