Election 2017 Resources

I Voted

The Pennsylvania General Election and Allegheny County Municipal Election are Tuesday, November 7. Here is a guide to voting next week.

Quick Notes for the November 7, 2017 Election

Before You Vote

When You Vote

  • Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. If you are in line at 8 PM, you are still allowed to vote.
  • A photo ID is not required to vote unless you are voting for the first time at your polling place. Acceptable forms of ID include driver’s license, passport, U.S. Armed Forces ID, and student ID. You can see the entire list of acceptable IDs at Allegheny County’s website.
  • If your voter registration is challenged, you are allowed to cast a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are counted once your registration is confirmed.
  • You may request voting assistance from election officials, friends, family, or another voter of your choice. Voting assistance includes aid for disabilities, illiteracy, and non-native English speakers.
  • If 50% or more of the voting machines at your polling place are broken or you are disabled and unable to cast your ballot, you may request an Emergency Paper Ballot or an Emergency Alternative Ballot.
  • If you believe that your ability to vote was impeded by intimidation, bias, or lack of appropriate aid, you may file a complaint by calling the Pennsylvania Department of State at 877-VOTES-PA (877-868-3772) or by completing an online form. You can also contact the national organization Vote411.org by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

After You Vote

If you have any other questions about the election, contact one of our librarians or the Allegheny County Elections office at 412-350-4500.

Thank you for doing your civic duty!

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