What Voters Need to Know


Guidance on Voter Intimidation and Discriminatory Conduct

Important Dates

October 19, 2020 - Last day to REGISTER before the November election

October 27, 2020 - Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot

November 3, 2020 - GENERAL ELECTION - Polls are open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Deadlines for returning your mail-in or civilian absentee ballot on Election Day:
By mail:
 must be postmarked by 8 P.M.
In-person: must be returned to the Dauphin County Elections Office, 2 S. 2nd St, Harrisburg, or the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, 295 State Dr., Elizabethville, no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. 

November 4, 2020 - First day to register AFTER November election

November 6, 2020 - Mail-in and absentee ballots (postmarked before 8 P.M. on election day) must be received before 5 P.M. by your county election office. The November 6th deadline applies to ballots that have been returned by mail ONLY. Ballots may NOT be delivered in-person to your county board of elections after 8 p.m. on election day, November 3.

November 10, 2020 - Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 2)