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Election 2020: Vote!


Take part in our virtual poll, but get educated and go vote on 11/3/2020!

Presidential Virtual Poll

Democrats: Biden & Harris: 263 votes (44.5%)
Republicans: Trump & Pence: 240 votes (40.61%)
Green: Hawkins & Walker: 82 votes (13.87%)
Libertarian: Jorgensen & Cohen: 6 votes (1.02%)
Total Votes: 591

Registration & Election Information


Deadline for the 2020 General Election:
October 19, 2020, 5:00 PM
Postmarks no longer apply
Applications to register to must be RECEIVED by 5 PM in the Elections Division:
Room 609, County Office Building
542 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Yes! You can complete the PA Ballot Request Application for an absentee or mail-in ballot for the upcoming election.

For information on precautions being taken to keep the election secure, The Bipartisan Policy Center provides highlights of a conversation with state and local election officials in which they discuss how mail-in ballots reduce voter fraud, enforcement of signature verifications, reviews of potentially tampered ballots, and efforts to increase voter confidence in the process.

Mail-in and absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Office, 542 Forbes Avenue, 6th Floor, downtown Pittsburgh. The division is planning to have drop off in the lobby of the building on Election Day. Parking spaces will be marked on Forbes Avenue directly in front of the building for voters to just pull up outside and go into the lobby to drop off their ballot. Please note: Voters may only drop off their own ballots.

Secure Ballot Return at Allegheny County Satellite Offices - this League of Women Voter's schedule provides full details of locations.

Saturday, October 10, 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, October 11, 11AM - 7PM

County office building (Downtown Pittsburgh), North and South Park ice rinks, Community College of Allegheny County’s Homewood campus and the Department of Public Works Garage No. 2 in Carnegie

Saturday, October 17, 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, October 18, 11AM - 7PM

County office building, South Park ice rink, Boyce Park ski lodge, Shop ’n Save in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and CCAC’s South campus in West Mifflin

Saturday, October 24, 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, October 25, 11AM - 7PM

County office building, North Park ice rink, Boyce Park ski lodge, CCAC’s South campus in West Mifflin and CCAC’s main campus in Pittsburgh’s North Side

Yes! You can check the status of your application or ballot on the PA Department of State's site.
Due to COVID, some poll locations may be closed and relocated. You can Find Your Polling Place by completing the form on the PA Department of State's site. Just enter your address to find the most updated information.
Yes, as long as you are no longer incarcerated. Exercise your right!
Yes! Your voice counts! You need to list the address of a shelter or an address where you sleep most often.
From the Allegheny County Election site: "Poll workers will be provided masks, gloves, face shields and hand sanitizer. Additionally, there will be plexi-glass at the sign-in tables. There will also be cleaning materials at the polling place, tape to mark off 6’ distances for voters waiting in line and extra staff to help enforce the provisions. Voters will be asked to wear a face covering in compliance with the state order. Those who arrive without a face covering will be offered one."

Learn the Issues

Know your Media!

Ad Fontes rates the news for bias and reliability using a rigorous methodology and a politically balanced team of analysts. They focus on analyzing the news content of articles and shows and have developed a graph of media bias and reliability. They offer both an image and an Interactive Chart.

media bias chart

UofL Research Assistance & Instruction: Informed Voting

Students, Vote!

all in campus democracy challege

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge believes higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation.

campus vote project

Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Their goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. PA Info.

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