Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at the Department of State’s website, votesPA.com.
“We want voters to be fully informed when they go to the polls on November 8,” Secretary Cortés said. “The votesPA website will help ensure that citizens are well prepared when they arrive at their precinct polling place.”
At votesPA.com, Pennsylvanians can:
· Confirm their voter registration status;
· Locate their polling place and get directions;
· Find contact information for each county election office;
· View a demonstration video of the voting system used in each county;
· File a complaint if they encounter any difficulty or questionable situation at the polling place.
Additionally, votesPA.com includes a direct link to the Department’s voter education toolkit Everyone.votesPA.com. Visitors to the site will find a 2016 Voter Guide and The Top 5 Things Every Pennsylvanian Should Know About 2016 Elections. Both publications are available to download and print.
On November 8, the polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM as registered Pennsylvanians cast their ballots for:
· President and Vice President of the United States
· One of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senators
· All of the state’s 18 members in the U.S. House of Representatives
· PA Attorney General
· PA Auditor General
· PA Treasurer
· Half of Pennsylvania’s state Senators (odd-numbered districts – 1st, 3rd…)
· All of the state House Representatives
Voters statewide will also see a referendum question involving a proposed amendment to the state Constitution. The amendment, if approved by a majority of voters, would require that Justices of the Supreme Court, judges, and magisterial district judges be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years.
In addition, Secretary Cortés reminded registered voters that they have the right to cast a provisional ballot at the polling place if they believe they are registered at the precinct but are not listed in the poll book. Provisional ballots will be reviewed by county officials within seven days after the election to determine whether the voter was eligible.
Voters appearing at a polling place for the first time will need to show proper identification, which may be either photo or non-photo ID. There is no identification requirement for voters returning to vote at a polling place for subsequent elections.
A voter is also entitled to have assistance at the voting booth if he or she is unable to enter the booth or use the balloting system. The voter can choose who will provide the assistance, except for the voter’s employer, an agent of the employer, an officer or agent of the voter’s union or the Judge of Elections.
For complete information about voting in Pennsylvania, visit votesPA.com or call 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).
asource: news release