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Archived Election
Directives and Guidance


Voting Systems

Directive Concerning Purchase of Voting Systems on or after 2/9/2018
Issued: February 9, 2018

EVS Pre, During, and Post-Election Day Procedures
Issued: 2008

EVS Activities Prior to Poll Opening
Issued: August 2008


Absentee & Mail-in Voting

Examination of Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Return Envelopes 2.0
Issued: May 24, 2022

Canvassing Segregated Mail-In and Civilian Absentee Ballots Received by Mail After 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 And Before 5:00 P.M. On Friday, November 6, 2020
Issued: November 1, 2020

Guidance Concerning Civilian Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Procedures 1.0    
Issued: September 28, 2020

Pennsylvania Guidance for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots Received from the United States Postal Service after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Issued: September 28, 2020

Examination of Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Return Envelopes 1.0
Issued: September 11, 2020


Polling Place Management

Guidance Concerning Poll Watchers and Authorized Representatives 2.0
Issued: September 26, 2022

Guidance Concerning Poll Watchers and Authorized Representatives
Issued: October 28, 2020

For Building Administrators and Proprietors: Use of Facilities as Polling Places during COVID-19
Issued: October 21, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about Schools Serving as Polling Places for November 2020 Election
Issued: September 2020

Guidance on Election Operations During COVID-19
Issued: April 28, 2020

Guidelines for Staffing Polling Places for 2020 Primary Eleciton
Issued: 2020

Guidance on Voter Intimidation
Issued: October 2016

Voter Identification Requirements
Issued: May 2015

Election Administration

Accessible & Alternative Voting Options

Accessible Remote Absentee and Mail-In Voting for Voters with Disabilities
Updated: April 29, 2021

2020 Voting Fact Sheet for Long Term Care Facilities
Issued: October 2020


Voter Registration