Delaware County and the County’s Bureau of Elections are finalizing preparations for the upcoming 2021 Municipal Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, May 18. Important dates, deadlines and resources for candidates, campaigns, poll workers and voters have been updated on the Delco Votes! website at delcopa.gov/vote.
Residents with questions about the election process—either as a candidate, voter, or poll worker—are encouraged to visit the Delco Votes! website and to check back throughout the spring as new information and materials become available.
Voters who are new to Delaware County or have recently turned 18 will need to register to vote in order to vote in the upcoming election. Voters who have moved, changed their name, or updated their political party affiliation since the last election will need to update their registration. Both processes use the same form, which can be downloaded from Delco Votes!
The deadline for residents to register or to update their registration is Tuesday, May 3. Residents with questions about registration or their status can contact the Voter Registration department by phone at (610) 891-4659 or by email at VoterReg@co.delaware.pa.us.
As a reminder, Pennsylvania has closed primaries. This means that during a primary election, voters who indicate “Democratic” or “Republican” on their Voter Registration Application will only be able to vote for candidates from their registered party, for candidates in nonpartisan contests, and for ballot initiatives.
Read the full press release at DelcoPA.gov
2021 Primary Election Deadlines:
Monday, May 3, 2021: Deadline to Register to Vote in the Primary Election (postmarks do not apply)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by 5 p.m.: Last Day to Apply for Mail-in or Absentee Ballots
Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Primary Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Last day to receive Military and Overseas Absentee Ballots
2021 General Election Deadlines:
Monday, October 18, 2021: Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election (postmarks do not apply)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by 5 p.m.: Last Day to Apply for Mail-in or Absentee Ballots
Tuesday, November 2, 2021: General Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021: Last day to receive Military and Overseas Absentee Ballots