Voter Services

Everything you need to know about voting in montgomery county, pa

If your ballot arrived with a black box like this, it’s OK!

Your ballot was printed with your address showing twice on the outside envelope. Once on the outside envelope on the left side, and once on the return envelope showing through the window on the right side.


White envelope with a black box covering the address line on the right side of the envelope.

Even though the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the Department of State approved this format, USPS asked our printer to cover up the second address to prevent any potential confusion for postal carriers. In an abundance of caution, our printer “blacked out” the additional address in compliance with the USPS request. 

  Now that you have your ballot, remember to place your completed ballot inside the secrecy envelope and to place the secrecy envelope inside of the postage paid return envelope. Fill out the voter declaration on the back entirely by signing it, dating it with today’s date, printing your name, and filling in your address. 

 Once your ballot is completed, you may either mail it back to Voter Services with your postage paid envelope or take it to one of the 11 secure drop box or 5 office locations located around the county.

As of 10/20/20 250,541 Ballot Applications approved, 245,952 Ballots Mailed, 95,916 Ballots Returned

Some emails confirming receipt of returned ballots have not yet gone out.  We are receiving thousands of voted ballots every day from our secure drop boxes as well as from the United States Postal Service. Every single ballot envelope returned to our office is being scanned into our system, date stamped, and sorted by municipality before it is placed into a secure room under 24 hour surveillance. 

 Due to technical issues, the Department of State (DOS) ballot tracking site may not confirm your ballot has been received in our office at this time. We are working with the Department of State and once the issue is resolved, the system will update. If you provided your email address when you submitted your mail in ballot application you will receive an email from the Department of State.

 Rest assured your returned ballot is safe and secure!

The 2020 General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020. 

Voters have several options to cast their ballot:

  • Vote by Absentee Ballot
  • Vote by Mail-In Ballot
  • Vote In Person 

No matter which option you choose, you must be registered to vote by Monday, October 19th, 2020

Click here to view the sample ballots for the 2020 General Election.

Click here to view a printable flyer with all of the Secure Ballot Box Locations.

Click here to view a printable flyer with all of the Voter Services Office Locations.

Interactive Voting Guides - Click on the Image to access a printable version.

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Voter Registration:

The last day to register to vote for the 2020 General Election is:

October 19th, 2020

Postmarks do not apply- your registration must be received by October 19th, 2020.

Click here to check your registration status.

Click here to register to vote via the Department of State's Online System.

Or, you can complete this form and mail it to our office. 

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about registering to vote in Montgomery County, PA.

Mail-In & Absentee Ballot Applications:

If you wish to vote by mail, you must complete an Absentee or Mail-In Ballot application. 

The last day to apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot is: 

October 27th by 5:00 PM.

We have begun mailing ballots to voters who have applied & been approved to vote by mail. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive your ballot. 

Click here to check the status of your Mail-In or Absentee Ballot Application

Click here to complete your Mail In or Absentee Ballot Application Online

You have three options to return your ballot to Voter Services:

To access a list of frequently asked questions about Mail In & Absentee Ballots, click here.

Click here to access a list of Secure Drop Box Locations.

Click here to make an appointment for a Voter Services Office. 

Voting In Person:

For those who wish to vote in person, polling places will be open on November 3rd, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

All Montgomery County polling locations for the 2020 general election have been finalized and approved.

Click here to find your polling location.

We are taking every precaution recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 including:

  • Physical & Social Distancing
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Frequent disinfection of surfaces
Important Election Dates for the 2020 General Election
Updated Election Dates
Future Election Dates Updated

2020 General Election Documents

  1. 2020 General Election

    The 2020 General Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. Read on...
  2. Voter Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register for the upcoming General Election is Monday, October 19, 2020. (Postmarks do not apply). Read on...
  3. Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Application Deadline

    The deadline to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot for the upcoming General Election is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by 5 PM (Postmarks DO NOT apply). Read on...
  4. Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Deadline

    The deadline to return a voted absentee or mail-in ballot for the upcoming General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by 8 PM (Postmarks DO NOT apply). Read on...
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