Election Day: What you need to know to vote in Pittsburgh on June 2

Important info on mail-in ballots, new polling locations and new voting machines for Tuesday

by Lindsay Patross
June 2, 2020

Click here to see our updated FAQ for voting in the November election. 

Due to COVID-19, the PA primary election was moved to June 2. There are some big changes for election day. We break down what you need to know to cast your vote in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

  • When to vote.
  • Where to vote – polling locations have changed for this election.
  • How to vote – Allegheny County has new voting machines.
  • Vote by mail information.

Pittsburgh Election Day Date & Times

DATE: Election Day is Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

TIMES: The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Where to vote in Pittsburgh

In past elections, there were 1324 polling locations in Allegheny County (1). Due to coronavirus, Allegheny County has consolidated the polling places to 161 polling locations. You will likely be voting at a different location on June 2.

How to find your polling location in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County

The Allegheny County Department of Elections has put together a website where you can enter your address and find your new polling location.

NEED TO KNOW: Make sure you start by typing in your street name and then select your street from the list. If you type your street name rather than selecting your street from the list, the search will not work.

Where to vote in Pittsburgh

New voting machines

Allegheny County has new voting machines where you will need to fill out a paper ballot and insert it into the voting machine.

What you need to know before you go to vote

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What about voting by mail? Absentee ballots?

To vote by mail, you had to apply for a mail-in ballot (or apply for an absentee ballot). The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot was May 26.

If you have not applied for a mail-in ballot:

You are not able to vote by mail, you will need to go to your polling location on June 2 to vote.

If you have applied for a mail-in ballot:

You must complete your ballot and make sure it is returned to the Allegheny County Department of Elections by 8 pm on Tuesday, June 2.

Or your ballot must be postmarked June 2. Governor Wolf has extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned in Allegheny County.

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More information about mail-in ballots and absentee ballots is available on the VotesPA website.

Where to drop off your mail-in ballot?

If you have not returned your mail-in ballot, you can drop off your ballot at the Allegheny County Department of Elections in downtown Pittsburgh.

County Administration Building ‐ Lobby
542 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Ballot drop off dates & times: 

  • Sun., May 31 ‐ 10 am ‐5 pm
  • Mon., June 1 ‐ 5 pm ‐8 pm
  • Tues., June 2 ‐ 7 am ‐8 pm

Things to know before you go to drop off your ballot: 

  • The ballot drop-off location is clearly marked. There are signs on the street corners.
  • Once you get to the building, the ballot box is located inside on the first floor, and staff members to help you find the ballot box.
  • Weekend Parking: Street parking downtown is ALWAYS free on Sundays.
  • Weekday Parking: Due to COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority gives you your first 30 mins of parking free – you MUST enter your license plate to get the first 30 minutes free.

Election Information – County & State

Voting in Pittsburgh is conducted through the Allegheny County Department of Elections. Election Day is determined by the state of Pennsylvania. Everyone in the state will be voting in the primary election on Tuesday, June 2.

Polling locations in the city of Pittsburgh

Here are the consolidated polling locations for the City of Pittsburgh. You can see a list of all of the Allegheny County Polling locations here.

  • Pittsburgh Ward 1 Ebenezer Baptist Church 2001 Wylie Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 2 Ebenezer Baptist Church 2001 Wylie Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 3 Ebenezer Baptist Church 2001 Wylie Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 4 Posvar Hall 230 South Bouquet Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 5 Weil School 2250 Centre Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 6 Teamsters Temple Banquet Hall 4701 Butler Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 7 Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 8 Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation Activity Center 113 North Pacific Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 9 Teamsters Temple Banquet Hall 4701 Butler Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 10 Sunnyside School 4801 Stanton Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 11 Fulton School 5799 Hampton Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 12 Kingsley Association 6435 Frankstown Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 13 Helen S. Faison Arts Academy 7430 Tioga Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 14 Taylor Allderdice High School 2409 Shady Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 15 Taylor Allderdice High School 2409 Shady Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 16 South Side Market House 202 Bedford Square
  • Pittsburgh Ward 17 South Side Market House 202 Bedford Square
  • Pittsburgh Ward 18 Carrick High School 125 Parkfield Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 19 Brashear High School 590 Crane Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 20 Langley High School 2940 Sheraden Boulevard
  • Pittsburgh Ward 21 Pittsburgh Manchester 1612 Manhattan Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 22 Pittsburgh Manchester 1612 Manhattan Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 23 Perry Traditional Academy 3875 Perrysville Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 24 Perry Traditional Academy 3875 Perrysville Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 25 Perry Traditional Academy 3875 Perrysville Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 26 Perry Traditional Academy 3875 Perrysville Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 27 Perry Traditional Academy 3875 Perrysville Avenue
  • Pittsburgh Ward 28 Langley High School 2940 Sheraden Boulevard
  • Pittsburgh Ward 29 Carrick High School 125 Parkfield Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 30 Carrick High School 125 Parkfield Street
  • Pittsburgh Ward 31 Mifflin Elementary School 1290 Mifflin Road
  • Pittsburgh Ward 32 Carrick High School 125 Parkfield Street

Footnotes:

  1. In past elections, you would vote at the polling location for your precinct. There are 1324 precincts in Allegheny County, you can see a list of all of the precincts on the Allegheny County GIS Open Data website.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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