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HomeVoting Overview

Voting Overview

Make a Plan to Vote
Everything you need to know to Make a Plan; to register to vote, to check your registration status, to vote in-person or with a mail-in ballot, and to answer all of your election and voting questions.

Part 1: Are you registered to vote?
Register to vote at for the next election, the Closed Primary Election, on May 18, 2021. Click here for Online or Paper Form line-by-line instructions.

  Not sure if you are a registered voter?  Check your registration status here.

For even more help, view this short tutorial--

Part 2: Do you need to update your Voter Registration?
If you have moved or have a name change, you should update your voter registration, here.

Part 3: Do you need to update your party affiliation so you can vote in the Primary Election?
Please Note that if you want to vote in the May 18, 2021 Primary Election, it is closed to any registered voter who is not affiliated with the one of the two major parties--Democratic or Republican. Any voter, however, may vote with a Provisional Ballot for a ballot question, constitutional amendment, or special election.

View or Download Click to view or download the infographic on the left to learn more...

Click here to update your party affiliation.

Part 4: Do you want to vote in-person or with a mail-in/absentee ballot?

If you vote 
in-person, make a plan to confirm your registration status, your ID and your party affiliation (either Democratic or Republican for the Primary Election); also to find your polling place, plan for work, childcare, transportation, and COVID precautions.

 View or Download View or download to learn how to "Make a Plan" including
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If you plan to vote with a mail-in or absentee ballot, more information will be added as the Primary Election approaches.

Part 5: Research your ballot before you vote.
See the online (left) Click Here or printed Voters Guide from the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.
  Vote411 now available in Spanish Language version.Click Here 

See our Voter Resource Library for more voter information about elections and voting and about raising your "Civics IQ".

Part 6: If you need Assistance, want to Know Your Rights on Election Dayor how to report Voting Issues, we have information for you.
Accessible Voting en Espanol- Spanish Language Election Protection Coalition View or Download View or download the poster. 1-888-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Espanol) (888-839-8682) 1-301-818-VOTE (National Association of the Deaf Hotline (301-818-8683)