The Abington-Cheltenham-Jenkintown Area

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State Rep. Stephen McCarter (154), LWV moderator Celeste Zelitch, LWV moderator Nancy Magid, State Rep. Ben Sanchez (153), State Sen. Art Haywood (4), and LWV co-president Roberta Brunner

Your Elected Officials

State Rep. Stephen McCarter (154), LWV moderator Celeste Zelitch, LWV moderator Nancy Magid, State Rep. Ben Sanchez (153), State Sen. Art Haywood (4), and LWV co-president Roberta Brunner.

Meet Your Elected Officials

The Abington-Cheltenham-Jenkintown Area

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. Over the last century, we have fought for election protection, democratic reforms, and equal access to the ballot all while maintaining our commitment to nonpartisanship and fostering an informed electorate.                                     

THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3rd, 2020

Keep in mind that due to the historic increase in mail-in voting, election results will take longer to be finalized. Millions of mail-in ballots will be counted across the Commonwealth, and counties can only begin to count ballots at 7 AM on Election Day.

Check out Vote411 for Pennsylvania here for up to the minute information.

 Mail-in ballots: Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by November 3, or returned to your county Board of Elections office or dropbox by 8 PM on November 3. However, due to potential litigation and mail delays, we strongly recommend that you drop your ballot at an official election dropbox or at your County Elections office. Find dropboxes and election offices here.  

 
 
Remember, you can only deliver your OWN ballot. If someone you know is physically unable to submit their ballot, they must designate an agent to deliver their ballot along with a designation form. The Designation and Certification of Agent Forms are available in English and Spanish
 
Track the status of your ballot with the PA Department of State’s Ballot Tracker.
 
LEARN ABOUT YOUR CANDIDATES HERE.  This may be printed out for easier reading.
 

 Mail-in ballot guidelines:  

Mark your ballot by carefully making your selections and filling in the entire oval with a blue or black pen. DO NOT mark your ballot with an X.

  • Use BOTH envelopes that arrived with your ballot: Put the ballot in the secrecy envelope marked “official election ballot." Put that envelope in the larger ballot return envelope and seal it.
  • Fill in the Voter’s Declaration on the larger ballot return envelope, sign and date it.
  • Return it, ideally by dropping it off at your County Board of Elections, a satellite location, or dropboxes designated by your County.

Voting in person:

The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 3. If you are planning to vote in person on November 3, find your polling place here. Be prepared to wait to vote: come with your mask, hand sanitizer, a blue or black pen, and a snack! Keep a safe (minimum 6 feet) distance from others. Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. 

 
Do NOT leave your polling place without voting. No matter what the problem or delay, you have the right to vote. Vote by provisional ballot if necessary. 
 
Voting in person if you have not yet submitted your ballot:

If you have received your mail-in ballot and have decided you want to vote in person on Election Day, you can. You may take the mail-in ballot you have received including the two envelopes to your polling place and have it “spoiled”. You will then be able to vote by regular ballot.

Voting in person if you have not received your ballot:
If you have not received your mail-in ballot, or you made a mistake on your mail-in ballot, your county Elections Office can cancel your original ballot and issue a new one to you before Election Day. This must be done in person, and only if you have already applied for a mail-in ballot (the deadline to apply was October 27).

Need a Ride to the Polls on Election Day?
Lyft and Uber are providing discounted rides to voters on Election Day, November 3.

Lyft: Take 50% off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox on Election Day. Download the Lyft app to order a ride and enter code 2020VOTE. Learn more here.

Uber: Take 50% off roundtrip rides to and from the polls — up to $7 each trip or up to $14 for the two trips. Download the Uber app to order a ride using their polling place finder. The discounts will be automatically applied when you request your ride through the finder. Learn more here.

Voter Hotlines on Election Day
PA Department of State
1-877-868-3772
(interpreters available)

Disability Rights Pennsylvania Election Day Hotline:
711-839-5227 or electionday [at] disabilityrights.org

Election Protection Coalition:
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition works to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote.

English: 866-OUR-VOTE
Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA
Asian Languages: 888-API-VOTE
Arabic: 844-YALLA-US

 

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on any basis.