2021 General Election Voter Guide

Everything Bucks County Voters Need to Know About the 2021 General Election

What Races are on the Ballot?

State Judicial Races
Elect Democrats Maria McLaughlin, Timika Lane, Lori Dumas, and David Spurgeon for these critical state level judicial races.

Court of Common Pleas Judge
Elect Democrat Tiffany Thomas Smith to the Court of Common Pleas.

District Attorney
Elect Democrat Antonetta Stancu to be our next Bucks County District Attorney.

Sheriff
Elect Democrat Mark Lomax to be our next Bucks County Sheriff.

Controller, Prothonotary, Recorder of Deeds
Re-Elect Democrats Judi Reiss, Robin Robinson, and Neale Dougherty to these important county-wide offices.

Magisterial District Judge and School Board
Vote for Democratic candidates for School Board and Magisterial District Judge, To find out more about these races, contact your local Democratic organization.

Township and Borough Offices
Vote for Democrats in your municipal races, including Supervisor, Council Person, Mayor, Tax Collector, Auditor and Constable. To find out more about these races, contact your local Democratic organization.

Election Officials
Now more than ever, it’s critical we elect officials who will make sure our elections are conducted safely and fairly. Vote for Democrats in these races which, depending on your precinct, may appear on the back of the ballot.

Retention Questions
The Bucks County Democratic Committee is not advising voters on how to vote on the judical retention questions on the back of the ballot.

Information on Retention Elections 
Retention elections are for individuals who serve in the following seats: Court of Common Pleas, Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, and Supreme Court. All judges currently up for retention are Republicans

After a judge has won an initial partisan election, subsequent terms are attained through retention elections. In retention elections, judges do not compete against another candidate, but voters are given a “yes” or “no” choice whether to keep the justice in office for another term (like a referendum). If the candidate receives more yes votes than no votes, he or she is successfully retained. If not, the candidate is not retained, and there will be a vacancy in that court upon the expiration of that term. 

Learn more about all our candidates

Bucks County Democratic Committee Sample Ballot - Front
Bucks County Democratic Committee Sample Ballot - Back

Voting By Mail

10/20/21 Update: All ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by 8pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. At this point, we urge you to make a plan to vote on demand before Election Day (see below) OR vote in person at your polling place on November 2nd. If neither is possible for you, you can request a mail ballot until 10/26 but please prepare to return your ballot immediately to a drop box.

Mail ballots began going out October 5th to all voters in Bucks County who requested a mail ballot in 2021. If you’d like to request a mail ballot, you can do so until October 26, but do not wait! If you requested your mail ballot over seven days ago and have not received it, contact the Board of Elections.

Return your ballot to a drop box or by mail.
If returning by mail we recommend doing so immediately and no later than October 19th.

Mail Ballot Drop Boxes Available Starting October 12: 
Doylestown, Levittown, and Quakertown

NEW in 2021: Drop Boxes Available Starting October 18:
Bensalem Library – Bristol Borough Hall – New Hope Library
Northampton Library – Perkasie Library – Riegelsville Library
Warminster Library – Yardley-Makefield Library

Visit our Vote by Mail page for mail drop box hours and more information about how to complete and return your mail ballot

Voting On Demand

Can’t wait for your ballot? Made a mistake? Lost or never received your ballot? Away on Election Day?

Voting On Demand gives you the option 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 and has not returned it yet can vote On Demand until Election Day. Anyone who is a registered voter can also vote On Demand until one week before Election Day. After that point, you can only vote On Demand if you’ve already requested a mail ballot.

Locations

  • Doylestown: 55 E. Court St, Doylestown
  • Levittown: 7321 New Falls Rd, Levittown
  • Quakertown: 261 California Rd, Quakertown

Hours

  • Doylestown: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, beginning September 30th
  • Quakertown and Levittown: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, beginning October 12th

Voting 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 2nd 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 but you will need to 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.

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

If you lost your ballot or do not have the ballot or 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.

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