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United We Count, United We Vote
United We Count, United We Vote
Your vote is your voice.
From your local school board to the U.S. Senate, it’s important to vote in every election. United Way is working with
When We All Vote
to make sure every eligible person is registered to vote.
United Way has launched the United We Count, United We Vote campaign to help people be civically engaged and vote.
Tuesday, September 22: National Voter Registration Day
Are you already registered? Check
to find out.
Monday, October 19: Voter Registration Deadline
This is the last day to register to vote before the November election
There are 4 main ways to register to vote:
in person at your county voter registration office and
at PennDOT and some other government agencies.
Saturday, October 24: Mail-in Ballot Recommended Deadline
This is the recommended date to mail-in ballots to ensure delivery. Click here for more information on how to make sure your ballot counts:
Saturday, October 24
Vote Early Day
For information, visit
Tuesday, October 27 - Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
Due to possible delays, please don’t wait to apply for a mail-in ballot – do it today!
Apply online for a mail-in or absentee ballot at
Other options for requesting a mail-in ballot:
Apply in person at your county election office when they have the ballots on hand (most likely in late September/early October). You can cast your vote immediately and turn it in during the same visit.
Download and print a mail-in ballot application or by contacting your county election office to request that they mail you an application.
Tuesday, November 3
- Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 3
- GENERAL ELECTION
Options for returning a mail-in ballot.
You can drop it off at a county drop-off site:
Lehigh County: 17 S. Seventh St, Allentown
Northampton County: 669 Washington St., Easton
You can put it in the mail. The post office is expecting potential delays, and are recommending that votes mail their ballots no later than 10 days before the election (October 24).
Where can I vote in person on November 3?
Find your polling place
Support a safe, fair election – become a poll worker!
This year, we’re facing an unprecedented shortage of poll workers, which could lead to closed polling places and long delays.
Help make sure we have a safe, fair, delay-free election for all voters. Learn more about how to become a poll worker in PA
Opportunities for nonprofits to support voter engagement
1. Give employees time off to vote.
See more details on the Time to Vote campaign here:
2. Promote voter registration and census completion and help individuals vote by mail.
Sign up to be a National Voter Registration Day (September 22) partner organization here. Partner organizations will receive free voter registration posters and stickers. They will also receive social media toolkits and other resources to promote voter registration.
Sign up to be a Vote Early Day (October 24) local partner organization. Vote Early Day is a movement of nonprofits, businesses, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early. Sign up
In the wake of COVID-19, more people are expected to vote by mail or via absentee ballot this year. Help share information on how to ensure everyone’s ballot counts.
Encourage Census completions:
Consider including voting registration, vote by mail and census completion in the following ways:
Intake process with clients
Phone calls or texts to clients
Including links or calls to action on your homepage
Including in updates, newsletters and on social media
3. Encourage employees, volunteers, board members or other stakeholders to sign up to be poll workers.
America is in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage, and the consequences have already been felt in recent primaries with reduced polling locations, long lines, and voters waiting in line for several hours. Most poll workers are over the age of 60, and in the era of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, fewer are signing up for the job. In-person polling locations will require at least a million workers and volunteers.
Learn more about how to become a poll worker in PA
Additional resources for nonprofit voter and civic engagement:
Nonprofit Vote Resource Library for Nonprofits
The Rules of the Game: A Guide to Election-Related Activities for 501(c)(3) Organizations
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