Election Day 2020 Be Prepared for Voting at the Polls on November 3

Election Day 2020
Be Prepared for Voting at the Polls on November 3

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Board of Elections wants to ensure all voters have a positive experience when heading out to the polls on Election Day, November 3. By planning ahead and being aware of what to expect, voters can prepare for voting in person at their polling place. All of Pike County’s 18 polling locations will be open and fully staffed from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Safeguards

For the safety and protection of our voters and poll workers, all Pike County polling locations will be limiting the number of voters permitted inside the polling place at one time. Voters should dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to wait outside.

Voters are asked to social distance and wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth, inside the polling place to protect themselves as well as poll workers and fellow voters.

Please bring your own pen, blue or black ink only, to sign in the poll book and mark your ballot. Single-use pens will also be available at the polls if needed.

Poll workers will be sanitizing voting booths and equipment in between voters, so be prepared for longer wait times.

Check Your Registration

To avoid any potential problems signing in at the polls, voters are encouraged to check their registration status in advance of November 3 at www.votesPA.com.


Is ID Required?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, first time voters or someone voting in a new polling place for the first time are required to show ID, either with photo or not.

The Department of State website at https://www.votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/Voter-ID-for-First-Time-Voters.aspx defines acceptable forms of photo identification as:

  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • S. passport
  • S. Armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID

If you do not have a photo ID, according to the Department of State, you can use the following forms of non-photo identification that include your name and address.

  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth
  • Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Government check

Sample Ballots

Voters can preview what is on the ballot by viewing the sample ballots on the Pike County Elections Office website www.pikepa.org/elections.

When voting your ballot, be sure to follow all instructions. Completely fill in the ovals next to the candidate name in blue or black ink and be sure to vote both sides of your ballot.

A record voter turnout is expected on November 3. Please be patient and considerate of your fellow voters and poll workers.

For more information visit www.pikepa.org/elections or call 570-296-3427.