Don’t worry-If it’s on or before Election Day, you can still vote!
1. Did you apply for your ballot? In order to vote by mail you must submit an application each year that youd’ like to receive a mail ballot. If you select the “annual option” you will receive a ballot for the Primary AND the General. If you do not select the annual option you will need to apply separately for the Primary and the General. The deadline to apply is seven days before Election Day. If you have not done this and the deadline hasn’t passed, you can sign up here. We will get you to the application AND you can choose to receive alerts from us about your ballot. Note: it takes a few days to process the application and mail the ballot to you, so if it’s close to Election Day, consider whether or not you have time to receive and return it to the Board of Elections by 8pm on Election Day.
2. Have you checked to see if your application was processed? If you have applied, you can check here to see if your application was received and processed. If your application has been processed, the table will show the word “pending” in the “Status” field.
*See below FAQ for detailed explanation
It may take a few days for this to appear. Do not apply twice as this simply slows down the process. If you’re sure you’ve applied and it’s been a few days, call the Bucks County Board of Elections office at 215.348.6154.
3. Vote On Demand. If you know you’ve applied successfully by the deadline but you did not receive your ballot, you can visit one of the three Board of Elections locations and once ballots are ready for an election (typically about 30 days prior to election day), they can print your ballot on the spot. You can then fill the ballot out and drop it in a drop box onsite to be counted with the rest of the Mail Ballots starting at 8am on Election Day.
Board of Elections Locations
Open from M-F (8:00am-4:30pm):
Doylestown: 55 E. Court St, Doylestown | 215-348-6154
Levittown: 7321 New Falls Rd, Levittown | 267-580-350
Quakertown: 261 California Rd, Quakertown | 215-529-7250
4. Vote Provisionally. As a last resort, if it’s Election Day and you have no opportunity to go the Board of Elections, you can go to the polls and tell the Judge of Elections that you want to fill out a provisional ballot. These ballots will be reviewed by the Board of Elections within a week of Election Day. Provided they did not receive a Mail-In Ballot from you and there are no other issues prohibiting you from voting, your vote will count. Every voter has the right to fill out a provisional ballot, but because it is not a guaranteed vote, you should explore all other voting options before voting provisionally.