Ways to Vote in the 2020 Election

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This November’s general election will be different than any other in recent memory. One of those differences is the variety of ways you can cast your vote.

This year, you can cast your ballot early with “over the counter voting.”  If you’ve already received a mail-in ballot, you may drop it off at one of the locations below.  You may also go to one of these locations to request a ballot, complete it there, and return it to an election worker:

  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, October 10th, and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, October 11th — 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.
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, October 17th, and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, October 18th — 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.
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, October 24th, and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, October 25th — 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.

YOU MUST ALREADY BE A REGISTERED VOTER to use this option. 


You may also mail your completed ballot. You need to request a mail-in ballot by Tuesday, October 27th at 5:00 PM. The ballot request must be received by that date and time. Any voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. There is no reason needed. More information can be found here. Once you receive your ballot, make sure to follow the instructions carefully.

After you make your choices:

  • Place your ballot into the envelope that says “Official Election Ballot” and seal it.
  • Place that into the mailing envelope and seal it.
  • Fill out the information on the back of the envelope. Don’t forget to sign it.

Your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd at 8:00 PM. It must also be received by the county election office no later than Friday, November 6th at 5:00 PM.


To vote in person on Tuesday, November 3rd, you’ll need to go to your local polling place.  Not sure where to go? Click here to find your polling place.


If you aren’t sure if you’re registered to vote, you can check your status in a few steps by clicking here or you can contact the Allegheny County Elections Office at 412-350-4500 or ElectionsContact@AlleghenyCounty.us.

You can register to vote online or through the mail. Mail in registrations must be RECEIVED by Monday, October 19th at 5:00 PM.

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