How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania

Register By

April 13 (Monday)

Primary On

April 28 (Tuesday)

Pennsylvania Primary: April 28, 2020

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Pennsylvania and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

Pennsylvania Voter Information

Get Registered

Pennsylvania has closed primaries — Pennsylvanians must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

You must be registered by April 13, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 7:00AM – 8:00PM

Find your polling place here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx

Find your local county officials here!

Check out the Official Pennsylvania 2020 Election Calendar here!

Another Calendar here!

If you have any other questions call the Official Pennsylvania Voter Hotline at:

1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772)

ABSENTEE VOTING NO LONGER NEEDS EXCUSE!

More info on absentee voting can be found here!

Id Requirement

First time voters need to bring ID.

More info here: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/First-Time-Voters.aspx

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot threaten or intimidate employees to influence their political opinions or actions.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Pennsylvania! Pennsylvanians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on April 28 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Pennsylvania begins March 9 and ends on April 28.

New law that came in to effect this year means anyone can apply for an absentee ballot.

You can also apply and vote in-person starting sometime in early – mid march!

3/9/20 is a tentative date based this.

“Under a new law, people will have the option of requesting and submitting an absentee ballot during one in-person visit to county elections offices, starting more than a month and a half before an election day. It’s not technically what most people understand as “early voting” — people won’t be using the usual voting machines — but it’s a method for people to cast ballots in person in advance of the actual election without worrying about deadlines and mail problems.”

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has 210 delegates  

  • 125 district
  • 41 at large
  • 20 Pledged PLEOs
  • 24 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen.Robert P. Casey Jr., Rep. Brendan Boyle, Rep. Matt Cartwright, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Rep. Mike Doyle, Rep. Dwight Evans, Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Rep. Susan Wild, Rick Bloomingdale, Ronald Donatucci, Peggy Grove, Murat Guzel, Gerald Lawrence, Nancy Patton Mills, Ian Murray, Evie Rafalko-McNulty, Michael A. Nutter, Ed Rendell, Sharif T. Street, Marian B. Tasco, Sylvia C. Wilson

Important dates:

Deadline to file to become a candidate for District Delegate: January 27, 2020

Collect 250 signatures on a nominating petition: January 28 to February 18, 2020.

File a request to waive the $25 filing fee: February 11, 2020

Primary: April 28, 2020

File to become an At Large Delegate or PLEO Delegate: June 9, 2020

State Convention: June 13, 2020

Pennsylvania Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (100) District level Alternates (13)

  • District Delegates must file a statement of candidacy and circulate a petition to collect signatures to get on the April 28, 2020 Primary Ballot.
  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by January 27, 2020.
  • Forms are available 12/30/19 at https://www.padems.com, at the Pennsylvania Democratic Party-Delegate Department 229 State Street; Harrisburg, PA 17101, email: [email protected] phone: 717-920-8470
  • Get the Nominating Petition form, available January 28, 2020 and collect 250 signatures from your congressional district.
  • File a request to waive the $25 filing fee by February 11, 2020
  • File Nominating Petition by February 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Elections, Room 210 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120

At Large Delegates (33) At Large Alternate Delegates (3)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 9, 2020.
  • Forms are available at https://www.padems.com, at the Pennsylvania Democratic Party-Delegate Department 229 State Street; Harrisburg, PA 17101, email: [email protected] phone: 717-920-8470
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected at an open meeting by the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee at 12 pm June 13, 2020.

PLEO Delegates (20)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 9, 2020 at 12 pm..
  • Forms are available at https://www.padems.com, at the Pennsylvania Democratic Party-Delegate Department 229 State Street; Harrisburg, PA 17101, email: [email protected] phone: 717-920-8470
  • PLEO delegates are elected at an open meeting by the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee at 12 pm June 13, 2020.

Standing Committee (18) and Delegation Chair

18 Standing Committee members (6 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Pennsylvania’s National Convention Delegates on June 13, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (5)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Pennsylvania you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Join the GOTV Squad

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots supporters like you!

Everyone should sign up and volunteer for the official Sanders 2020 campaign, of course.

If you are passionate about Getting Out The Vote like we are, you should also join the GOTV Squad

Join the GOTV Squad

Donate

Bernie continues to fund his campaign from small donations from people like us. Show your support by donating to the campaign!

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

7K Shares