Election Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Here is some important information
about casting your ballot:
Pennsylvania Primary Dates to Know for PA Voters:
March 26th, 2018: You can begin requesting Absentee Ballots. Absentee Ballots are available to anyone
who is registered to vote but will not be in that location on election day.
April 16th, 2018: This is the registration deadline allowing you to vote during the PA Primary Election.
May 11th, 2018: This is the last day you can give your Absentee Ballot to the County Board of Elections.
May 15th, 2018: Election day! Get out and Vote!
Not voting in PA? Here are the Primary Dates for nearby states:
New Jersey: June 5th, 2018
Delware: September 6th, 2018
New York: September 11th, 2018
If I Am Registered To Vote With My Campus Address, Where Do I Vote?
(Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm)
Borough Garage, 205 Lacey St West Chester, PA 19382:
Hillsdale Elementary School, 725 W. Market St West Chester, PA 19382:
- East Village and Village Apartments
- South Campus Apartments
Reformed Presbyterian Church 312 W. Union St West Chester, PA 19382:
Lawrence Hall, West Chester University
- Allegheny Hall
- Brandywine Hall
- Commonwealth Hall
- Killinger Hall
- Schmidt Hall
- University Hall
How Can I Find Out Where I Am Registered to Vote?
- Find your polling location at VotesPA. Your polling place is also listed on your voter confirmation card that you received
from the county after registering.
- Voters must cast their ballots in the correct precinct. Sometimes there are multiple
precincts in one polling place, so confirm your precinct ahead of time and get in
the correct line!
How Do I Get an Absentee Ballot?
- Pennsylvania residents who want to remain registered in their home county and vote
absentee may do so if they have an acceptable excuse, which includes being away for
college or study abroad.
- Voters are required to provide their PA driver’s license or ID number, the last 4
digits of their Social Security Number or a copy of an ID when applying for an absentee
ballot. Students may use a photocopy of a photo student ID card from an accredited
public or private institution of higher learning in PA as ID.
- Click on the state where you are registered to vote: Pennsylvania | Delaware | Maryland | New Jersey
How Do I Vote If I’m Studying Abroad?
- VotesPA.com can help you request an absentee ballot.
- Once you receive your absentee ballot, complete it and send it back according to the
instructions on the ballot. Be sure to include enough postage. You might also check
with your local embassy or consulate to see if they allow U.S. citizens abroad to send
ballots through their embassy pouch, which would mean you only need to pay the cost
of U.S. postage.
- If you followed all the right steps, but it’s 30 days before the election and you
still haven’t received your ballot, you can complete and submit a Federal Write-In
Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
What Type of I.D. Do I Need to Vote?
- Only those voting for the first time at a polling place are required to show ID at
- WCU’s Student I.D. is a valid proof of identification
- Other valid I.D. includes: Pennsylvania driver’s license or state I.D., U.S. passport
, Military I.D., Utility bill, Bank statement , Paycheck. View a full list of acceptable I.D.