Chatham University

Register to Vote

The voter registration deadline for the November 3, 2020 election was October 19, 2020. Please click HERE to learn more about voter registration and voting in Pennsylvania.

Check your registration to make sure it is up to date.

PA Voters can look up their polling place online. All polling places in PA will be open from 7am - 8pm on November 3rd, Election Day. All PA voters may choose to vote by mail-in ballot or in person.

Absentee and mail-in ballot applications must be received by your county's election office by 5pm on October 27th. For more information about absentee and mail-in ballots please visit Voting by Absentee or Mail-In Ballot on Votespa.com. Completed ballots must be at your county election office by November 3 at 8 pm (Postmarks do not count).

To be eligible to register to vote in the General Election, you must be a citizen of the U.S. for at least one month before the primary election; a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you wish to register and vote for at least 30 days before the primary election; and be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the election. To change/add your party identification, you must fill in a new voter registration application.


Out of State Voters

Out of state voters are eligible for mail-in-ballots and absentee voting. All Chatham University students can choose to vote in PA and can use their school year address to register. New PA voters and PA voters who need to update their registrations can do so by filling out a voter registration application.

Students can also choose to register at their permanent address, whether it is in a different state or different PA county. Students who want to register at their permanent address that is outside of PA can use Rock the Vote to find out deadlines and important information about voting in their home state.


COVID-19 Considerations

When voting in person, it's important to remember to wear a mask to your polling place. When standing in line to cast your vote, make sure you are standing six-feet apart from others. It is also important to bring hand sanitizer with you and be respectful of those around you, including poll workers.


Quick How-To's:

How to Register to Vote in PA:

  1. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
  2. Click "New Registration" under "Reason."
  3. Fill out the rest of the form.
  4. Submit the form October 19th.

How to Apply for a Mail-In Ballot:

  1. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
  2. Click "Yes" under "Would you like to receive mail-in ballots for any election you qualify for?""
  3. Fill out the rest of the form.
  4. Submit the form October 19th.

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot:

  1. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin
  2. Fill out the application and submit it by October 27th. It must be received by the county election office by 5pm.

How to Vote on Campus:

Use your Chatham University address (if you are a resident at Chatham):
SMB (student mailbox) # _( add your campus mailbox number)_
0 WOODLAND ROAD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15232

If your previous address was in Pennsylvania:

  1. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
  2. Click "Change of Address" under "Reason."
  3. Write in your Chatham mailing address, including your mailbox number, as your address.
  4. Fill out the rest of the form.
  5. Submit it by October 19th.

If your previous address was not in Pennsylvania:

  1. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx
  2. You will have to submit a new voter registration application if you previously were registered out of state.
  3. Click "New Address" under "Reason."
  4. Make sure to write in your Chatham mailing address, including your mailbox number, as your address.
  5. Fill out the rest of the form.
  6. Submit it by October 19th.

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For help registering to vote, updating your address, or obtaining an absentee or mail-in ballot, please contact the PCWP at pcwp@chatham.edu, contact your county's department of elections, or visit www.turbovote.org.