2020 General Election Voter Guide

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The Ballot

Know the Races on the Ballot. Learn About the Candidates and View your Democratic Sample Ballot.

What Races are on the Ballot?

President and Vice-President of the United States
Joe Biden and  Kamala Harris are the Democratic candidates for President and Vice-President.

Attorney General (PA)
Josh Shapiro
was elected to Attorney General in 2016 and is running for his second term.

Auditor General (PA)
Nina Ahmad is the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General.

State Treasurer (PA)
Joe Torsella was elected State Treasurer in 2016 and is running for his second term.

Representative in Congress
Christina Finello
is the Democratic candidate for PA-01 which covers all of Bucks County and a portion of Montgomery County.

Representative in the General Assembly
Commonly referred to as State Representative, there are ten districts in PA. Six of these seats are flippable opportunites and winning these races in Bucks County will help Democrats win control of the State House. Visit our candidates page to find your district and learn more about your State Representative candidate.

Learn more about all our candidates

2020 General Election Sample Ballot for HD-18

Bucks County Democratic Sample Ballot

This sample ballot is for the 18th legislative district (Bensalem). If you don't live in Bensalem, your ballot will show the same races with the exception of Representative in the General Assembly. Find, View and Print your sample ballot below.

Click Here to View your Sample Ballot

PA HD-18 (Bensalem)

PA HD-29 (Ivyland Boro, Buckingham, Warminster, Warwick)

PA HD-31 (Lower Makefield, Morrisville, Newtown Borough, Newtown Twp, Yardley)

PA HD-140 (Bristol Borough, Bristol Twp, Falls Twp, Middletown Twp, Morrisville, Tullytown)

PA HD-141 (Bristol Twp, Hulmeville, Middletown Twp, Penndel)

PA HD-142 (Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor, Lower Southampton, Middletown Twp, Upper Southampton)

PA HD-143 (Bedminster, Bridgeton, Buckingham, Doylestown Boro, Doylestown Twp, Durham, Haycock, Nockamixon, Plumstead, Riegelsville, Tinicum)

PA HD-144 (Chalfont, Dublin, Hilltown, New Britain Borough, New Britain Twp, Silverdale, Telford, Warrington)

PA HD-145 (East Rockhill, Milford, Perkasie, Quakertown, Richland, Richlandtown Borough, Sellersville, Springfield, Trumbauersville, West Rockhill)

PA HD-178 (New Hope, Northampton, Solebury, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown)

Some Townships have two or more House Districts. Use this tool to find your House District.

Ways To Vote

There are New Ways to Vote in Bucks County

Vote By Mail

  • UPDATE Tuesday, October 20th: The Board of Elections has informed us that as of October 20, all previously processed mail ballots have been placed in the mail to be sent to voters. If you do not receive your ballot by Friday 10/23 you should contact the Board of Elections. Our strong recommendation is to make a plan to vote early, On Demand at one of the Board of Elections’ offices between 10/27 and Election Day 11/3. This option will only be available if you’ve applied for a mail ballot by 10/27. See location and hours below.
  • Apply right away! The deadline to apply is October 27 but we recommend applying as soon as possible to allow time for the ballot to reach you and for you to return it to the Board of Elections.

  • Once you apply for a Mail Ballot, you can return by mail, in person to one of three Board of Elections’ offices in Levittown, Doylestown, and Quakertown or at the polls on Election Day. You can also vote early, On Demand at any of the Board of Elections offices. Hours and locations below.

  • YOU MUST USE BOTH ENVELOPES that come with the Ballot and COMPLETE AND SIGN THE VOTER DECLARATION on the Return Envelope or your vote will not count

Vote On Demand (Early Voting)

  • New for this election, voters can now go to one of the three Bucks County Board of Elections offices, request a ballot, fill it out and return it on the spot – all in one visit!
  • Locations are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until 10/27. After 10/27, On Demand Voting is available only for those who applied for a mail ballot by 10/27 and it’s the best option for those who have not received, have lost, damaged or improperly completed/sealed their ballots. After Election Day. If you’d like a ride to a Board of Elections’ office, please email us at info@bucksvotes.com
  • Read more about On Demand voting and find your closest location below

Vote At The Polls

  • Find your polling location. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m on Election Day.
  • If you’ve applied to vote by mail and haven’t returned you Mail Ballot yet,  you can vote at the polls but you must bring your ballot and the return envelope that come with the Mail Ballot in order to be allowed to vote on the machines. If you don’t have the ballot and return envelope, you will still be  able to vote using a provisional ballot.

No matter how you vote, in order to do so, you must register to vote by October 19.

Find out more about all three voting options below

Vote by Mail: How To Complete And Return Your Mail Ballot

Follow these simple rules to make sure your vote counts!

Complete

In order for your ballot be counted you MUST:

  • Use a Black or Blue Pen. It doesn’t matter which color you use but use the same color for the entire ballot.
  • Use Both Envelopes. Place the completed ballot in the Secrecy Envelope and then put the Secrecy Envelope into the larger Return Envelope with the declaration printed on it.
  • Complete and Sign the Voter Declaration. The Voter Declaration is on the back of the Return Envelope.
  • Avoid Making Any Marks on the Secrecy Envelope.

Return

  • Return Right Away. The number one reason ballots aren’t counted is because they are misplaced or returned late.
  • Your Return Options:
    • Option A. By Mail if there’s Time for it to Arrive by Nov. 3rd. We recommend mailing no later than Oct. 26 to be sure it arrives on time.

OR

    • Option B. Return In Person to a Drop Box at the Board of Elections. There are three Board of Elections locations:

      Doylestown: 55 E. Court St, Doylestown | 215-348-6154
      Levittown: 7321 New Falls Rd, Levittown | 267-580-3500 or, if busy 215-348-6154 
      Quakertown: 261 California Rd, Quakertown | 215-529-7250 or, if busy 215-348-6154


      Drop Box 
      Hours Starting Wednesday 10/21:
      Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
      Election Day Tuesday, November 3rd: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



      Remember:
      You can only return your own ballot to a drop box.

OR

    • Option C. At the Polls on Nov. 3rd. As a last resort you can bring your ballot to the polls on Election Day and the Judge of Elections will void your ballot and allow you to vote on the machines. You will need your ballot AND your return envelope in order to  vote on the machines.

  • Track Your Ballot. No matter how you return it, you can track your ballot to see when it is received at the Board of Elections

Bucks County: How to Return Your Ballot

Watch this short video to learn how to make sure your ballot is counted!

Visit our Vote by Mail page for an FAQ or if you have more questions, call 1-833-PAVOTES (1-833-728-6837) or email us at info@bucksvotes.com.

Vote On Demand

New: Vote early at one of the three Board of Elections locations

What Is On Demand Voting?

On Demand voting allows you to request a ballot, complete it, and return it all in one visit to a Board of Elections location even if you’ve already applied for a Mail Ballot

Who can Vote On Demand?

  • Anyone who has requested a Mail Ballot before October 27th and has not returned it yet, can vote On Demand. If you don’t want to wait for your ballot to arrive or have misplaced it, this is a great option for you to vote early.
  • Anyone who is a registered voter can vote On Demand.

If you decide to vote On Demand, Do Not Wait! Lines will get longer as it gets closer to Election Day.

Do I Need to Schedule My Visit?

  • No, but if you don’t there is a chance the process will take longer. Here are the locations with the links to schedule an appointment:

October 5th to October 27th
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 27th to November 2nd
*Only available for voters who applied to vote by mail prior to 10/28
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
November 3rd Election Day
*Only available for voters who applied to vote by mail prior to 10/28
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Doylestown
55 E. Court St, Doylestown | 215-348-6154

Levittown
7321 New Falls Rd, Levittown | 267-580-3510
Quakertown
261 California Rd, Quakertown | 215-529-7250

Vote Early On Demand at the Levittown Board of Elctions Office in Levittown, PA

The Levittown Board of Elections Service Center
7321 New Falls Rd, Levittown

Ballot Drop Box inside the Bucks Countb Board of Elecvtions Office in Levittown PA

The Ballot Drop Box located inside the Levittown Board of Elections Office. You need to use BOTH envelopes and complete and sign the declaration in order for your ballot to be counted.

Vote At The Polls

Where do I vote on Election Day?

  • Check here to find out the latest information about polling locations.  Some polls have changed.

When are the polls open?

  • Polls are open on Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Can I bring my mail ballot to the polls to vote there?

  • Yes! You have the option to bring your Mail Ballot to your polling place to vote in person on Election Day. If you bring the ballot and your return envelope, the Judge of Elections will void your Mail Ballot and you will be allowed to vote using the machine at the polling place.
    **You will need to bring your ballot AND return envelope with you in order to be able to vote on the machines.**

What if I don’t have my mail ballot or the return envelope?

  • If you lost your ballot or do not have the ballot AND return envelope that came with your Mail Ballot, you can still vote at the polls using a provisional ballot. If at all possible though, we recommend going to the Board of Elections and voting On Demand. See the Vote On Demand section for more info. If going to the polls is your only option, tell the Judge of Elections you’d like to fill out a provisional ballot. These ballots will be reviewed by the Board of Elections within a week of Election Day. Provided the Board of Elections did not receive a Mail Ballot from you and there are no other issues prohibiting you from voting, your vote will count.

Polls are open Tuesday November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p. m.

Vote By Mail

Vote by Mail in Three Easy Steps

1. REQUEST

Request Your Ballot Now!

Click to sign-up right now

2. FILL OUT

Fill Out Your Ballot As Soon As It Arrives!

Click to see a how to fill out the ballot

3. RETURN

Don't Wait! Return Your Ballot Immediately

Return by mail or in-person to the Board of Elections

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