In-Person Voting on Election Day

Primary Election Day: Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Anyone in line as of 8:00 pm on Election Day will be allowed to vote. First time and newly registered voters will be asked to show an approved form of ID upon arrival to the polling place.


At the Polling Place

What to Expect on Election Day

Polling Place Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Polling Place Locator
Find Your Polling Place

View Approved Forms of ID
Approved Forms of ID

Frequently Asked Questions
View FAQs About In Person Voting

Additional Resources

While originally created for poll workers, this information can also be helpful for voters on Election Day.

 Additional Resources on Election Day


Polls Are Open
Polling Place Security
People at the Polling Place and Assisting a Voter


What to Expect on Election Day
Processing the Voter
Operating the Equipment


Elector’s Declaration to Surrender A Ballot
Affirmation of Elector

Over the Counter Voting

The over the counter process is the same as if a person applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot and had the ballot packet mailed to them. The County Office Building will be open for voters to vote in person over the counter. Over the counter voting will be available on the first floor of the County Office Building at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Ross Street as soon as ballots are ready.

County Office Building
First Floor Kiosk
542 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Application for Mail-In or Absentee Ballot can be completed in advance of going to the voting counter. Once the application is completed and submitted to the Elections Division, the application will be reviewed to ensure the voter is registered to vote, hasn’t already applied for a ballot, and hasn't any other barriers to voting.

Once the voter's application is reviewed and approved, the ballot specific to the voter's municipality, ward, and district will be provided along with a secrecy and declaration envelope, and instructions for voting. Voters may complete the ballot onsite and return it immediately, or take the materials to finish offsite. The ballot must be voted and returned prior to the 8:00 pm Election Day deadline.

The Elections Division also offers extended hours, and additional dates and locations to make ballot return more convenient.


Mail-in and Absentee Ballots on Election Day

Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. Voters may only return their own ballots. A completed ballot cannot be returned at a polling place. 

If a voter has a mail-in or absentee ballot and decides to vote in person instead, the voter must bring the entire ballot and supporting documentation to the polling place. The voter will then be asked to sign a form confirming that they wish to surrender their mail-in or absentee ballot and vote in person, and that they have not previously voted in this election.

Voters that did not receive or cannot find their ballot may go to a polling place to vote provisionally. Provisional ballots are returned in sealed envelopes bearing the voter's name and other information to the Election Returns Board. The board verifies that the voter did not cast another vote in this election, and if that is the case, the ballot will be opened, counted, and added to the overall vote count.