TODAY is Primary Day in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s general primary will be held today, Tuesday, April 23. 

Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. Polling place locations and other information about voting in person on election day is available at

Nonpartisan election protection volunteers will be at select polling locations to assist voters in person today.

Voters who have questions or problems can contact the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. Started in the wake of the 2000 presidential election, the program is now run by a nonpartisan coalition of more than 300 organizations. It has more than 40,000 volunteers nationwide, including more than 2,000 in Pennsylvania. Hotline assistance is also available in Spanish at 888-VE-Y-VOTA; in Asian languages at 888-API-VOTE; and in Arabic at 844-YALLA-US.

All mail and absentee ballots must be received by the county election board before 8 pm on election day. Voters can find their nearest ballot return site at

If an emergency situation prevents voters from going to their polling places, voters can request an Emergency Absentee Ballot. Voters may also authorize someone to pick up and return their emergency absentee ballots. More information is available here.

Voters with disabilities or in need of interpretation may bring a person of their choice with them to assist in the voting process, so long as the assister is not: an election judge, their employer, or their union representative.

Some voters with disabilities have the right to designate a third party to deliver their mail ballots. More information about accessible voting is available here.

“We don’t endorse candidates or political parties. But we do ask that you vote with the future of our Commonwealth in mind,” said Philip Hensley-Robin, executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. “Today, voters will choose nominees for the United States House and Senate, as well as for Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor General, and the state legislature. Some voters will also have important local ballot measures to consider. Our government can’t be representative unless we all vote, so we hope to see people turn out for these important elections.”

“The right to vote is critical for our democratic form of government to function,” said Marian Schneider, senior policy counsel for voting rights at the ACLU of Pennsylvania. “All of our freedoms flow from the freedom to choose our elected leaders. In the current climate, there are too many people trying to undermine that right. We join in solidarity with everyone who believes in guaranteeing access to the ballot for all Pennsylvanians.”