Filing a Complaint

Federal and State laws provide voters with the opportunity to file a complaint based on the belief that a state or local elections official or employee has violated, is violating, or is about to violate provisions of Title III of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (relating to uniform and nondiscriminatory election technology and administration requirements).

Do you believe election officials have failed to comply with Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002?
If you answered yes, then the information below will be helpful to you.

Potential circumstances for filing a complaint:

  • An individual believes a state or local elections official or employee has violated the provisions of Title III that require a voter to provide an approved form of identification when appearing to vote for the first time.
  • An individual is denied the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot.
  • An individual believes a state or local elections official or employee has violated provisional ballot procedure.
  • An individual believes information that is required by law to be posted in the polling place is incorrect, inaccessible, or missing.
  • An individual believes that the mail-in voter registration application form is incomplete or missing required information.

If you believe that you have witnessed a violation in one or more of the above circumstances, submit a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of State in one of the following ways:

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