Voting & The 2020 Census News


The next primary election is on April 28, 2020. The next general election is on November 3, 2020.

  • Polls are open on election day from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
  • Last day to register to vote in the primary is: April 13, 2020.
  • Last day to register to vote in the general election is: October 19, 2020.
  • The deadline to register to vote is now 15 days prior to an election, rather than 30 days.

NEW! TWO Options for Mail-In Ballots in PA

In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office. To determine which ballot is right for you, please go to this SITE. Note that you do NOT have to have a special reason to request a Mail-In Ballot. Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020, primary election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.


Who is required to respond? Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

Privacy & Security

  • Census Bureau employees take an oath to protect your personal information for life.
  • There is NO citizenship question on the 2020 census
  • Information is NOT shared with law enforcement or immigration bureau or your employer

How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.