Provisional Ballot Info and Where to Vote for 2020 Presidential Election in Pa., N.J. and Del.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
2020 voter guide for a critical, and unusual, election
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This is undoubtedly both an unusual and critical election, so in an effort to make your vote count, we've put together a voter guide.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- This is undoubtedly both an unusual and critical election, so in an effort to make your vote count, we've put together a voter guide.

A lot of emphasis has been placed on mail-in voting this election season, and more people took advantage of that opportunity than ever before.

However, many people are still planning to vote in-person on November 3. If you are one of them, it's best to double-check your polling location as it may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You may also be wondering what to do if you need to vote by provisional ballot in Pennsylvania.

Here's what you need to know:

What time do polls open and close?

Pennsylvania: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Jersey: Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*You can vote in person by returning your completed vote-by-mail ballot to your designated polling location or casting a provisional ballot

Delaware: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE

VOTING BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT

Pennsylvania:

If you changed your mind about voting by mail in Pennsylvania, or there was a problem with your mail-in vote, you can go to a polling place to cast a ballot.

Your mail-in ballot will be voided so you can vote on the machine in-person. If you don't take your mail-in ballot with you, you can still vote at the polls but with a provisional ballot, essentially a paper ballot.

If you are a registered voter but your eligibility to vote at your polling place is uncertain, you have the right to vote with a provisional ballot.

LINK: More info about provisional ballots in Pennsylvania

New Jersey:

The election in New Jersey is being conducted mostly by mail. While you can still vote in-person, you can only do so with a provisional ballot.

Voters who have a disability that prevents them from voting on a paper ballot will be provided access to an accessible voting device.

LINK: More info about provisional ballots in New Jersey

Delaware:

Like Pennsylvania, voters in Delaware can cast their votes as normal on Election Day.

However, provisional ballots will be available for any potential issues.

LINK: More info about provisional ballots in Delaware

REPORT A PROBLEM AT THE POLLS

If you encounter a problem while trying to vote in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, you can contact the following hotlines:

Philadelphia:

Election Task Force hotline: 215-686-9641

Pennsylvania:

1-800-VOTES-PA

New Jersey:

1-877-NJ-VOTER.

Delaware:

Call the Department of Elections in your county

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