You have three basic options: vote early, vote in-person or vote by mail.
1. Vote Early: You can vote early in person or if you received a mail-in ballot you can bring it with you and put it in a drop box at the locations and times listed on our Current Elections page.
2. Vote In Person: If you’re comfortable voting in person, plan to do that. Decide now when you’ll head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and create an event in your phone’s calendar. For example: VOTE!! on November 3rd @ 8-9 am. Then convince a friend to go with you, grab a mask on your way out the door, and make your voice heard! For information on what to expect at your polling station and the location of your polling station, click here.
3. Vote By Mail: If you’d rather vote by mail, the Allegheny County Elections Office will be sending mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters. You can also apply for a mail-in ballot now online. Really, there’s no time to lose. Fortunately, you can do this in 5 minutes on your smartphone or computer. Just click here and get it done! Deadline for vote by mail requests (applications) is October 27.
Note: When your mail-in ballot arrives, fill it out and drop it in the mail as soon as possible. If you wait until the week of the election, your ballot may not arrive in time to be counted.
- Not sure if you’re registered at your current Pennsylvania address? Check your voter registration status here.
- Need to register to vote at your current Pennsylvania address? Fix that now by clicking here.
- Need to find your polling place? Click here.
- Changed your mind and decided to vote in person (so your vote will be counted on election day, for example)? If so, remember to take your mail-in ballot with you, and give it to the poll-workers before you vote!
- Wondering where your ballot is? Click here.
MAIL-IN BALLOTS. Find out more. Need Assistance? See JFCS of Pittsburgh’s List
2020 PRIMARY ELECTION VOTER’S GUIDE
UPDATE ON MAIL-IN VOTING >>> Allegheny County is going to send EVERY registered Allegheny County voter an absentee ballot application.
You may still apply through VotesPA.
Watch This for the Step-By-Step:
PGH 14 WIDC 2020 ENDORSEMENTS:
U.S. House of Representatives District 18: Mike Doyle
PA Attorney General: Josh Shapiro
PA Auditor General: Michael Lamb
PA Treasurer: Joseph Torsella
PA Senate District 43: Jay Costa, Jr.
PA House District 23: Dan Frankel
PA House District 24: Ed Gainey
PA House District 34: Summer Lee
Who’s running? Here’s a list.
Couldn’t connect for the Candidate Forum on March 29th? Here are the candidate videos.
Out of concern for everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak …
We cancelled our annual fundraiser. We hope to see you live and in-person next year
Here is Pittsburgh’s own Howie Alexander Trio, who we booked for our cancelled fundraiser. We paid them anyway because we know many artists and freelancers have recently lost business. Think about booking them when social events are safe again!
Your contributions support our work throughout the year, including our Annual Meeting, Barbara Danko Political Forum, Endorsement Candidate Forum and Election, and the primary election Voters Guide.
Club endorsements have been shown to increase endorsed candidates primary results over 5%.
Information on covid-19:
Now, some information on how we can all help our communities manage the covid-19 outbreak and keep the impact to a minimum by “flattening the curve”:
Be informed: There will be a lot of conflicting information during this outbreak. Follow any directives or recommendations from the following sources:
Things to note:
Stay home if you are sick! You can communicate through email if you need to be at work meetings or events.
Practice self-care and other mental health wellness! Check out this resource from the CDC
And use this resource in times of distress: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
WASH YOUR HANDS! Even without an outbreak, you should always wash your hands. Check out this article on ways to greet people without shaking hands.
Sunday January 26, 1:00pm doors open
Eddy Theatre, Chatham University
The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club and the Chatham University College Democrats have invited the authors of the recent Carnegie Mellon University report to share their findings with the community. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
14th WIDC members, friends and folks just checking out this website – you are ALL invited to watch the Democratic Debate together this Weds. June 26, 8-11pm at Goodfellas Restaurant & Tavern located at 1915 McCague St, Swissvale, Pennsylvania 15218.
The party starts at 8:00, the debate starts at 9:00. $10 at the door buys you delicious eats, plus there’s a cash bar, plus debate bingo! Goodfellas has multiple TVs, tons of parking, and it’s handicapped accessible. What’s not to love??
Grab your friends and bring ’em along. We’re going to need all hands on deck between now and 2020!
Important: Please click on this link to the Facebook event page and choose “going” if you’re planning to attend so the organizers can order the right amount of food! Thank you!
Order of the Phoenix
Women’s March Pittsburgh
Indivisible Forest Hills
Indivisible Grassroots Pittsburgh
FIERCE: Pittsburgh and SWPA
14th Ward Independent Democratic Club << hey! That’s us! YAY!!
Club Members: to be eligible to vote in the 14WIDC Endorsement Meeting to be held on Sunday, 29 March, you must pay your 2020 Club dues.
Here are the details as directed by our by-laws:
Current Members must pay dues by the March 29 Endorsement Meeting by March 29. If you paid dues in 2018 and 2019, you are considered a current member and must pay 2020 dues at or before the Endorsement Meeting to vote in the endorsement.
Lapsed members must pay dues by January 30. If you were a member, but you did not pay dues in 2018 and 2019, your membership is considered to have lapsed.
New members must pay dues by January 30. If you were a member, but did not pay dues in 2018 and 2019, then you will be considered to be a “new” member.
Please join us for the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club’s Annual Meeting and Barbara Danko Political Forum on
Sunday, January 26, 2020
The Petrochemical Build-Out:
Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be
Co-hosted by the Chatham University College Democrats
On December 8, 2019, the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured as its front-page story the article:
“Study: Shale gas job gains don’t offset the damage done: CMU Study finds build-out causes early deaths, affects environment.”
The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club has invited the authors of the Carnegie Mellon University report to share their findings with the community.
Recent analysis has indicated that the proposed building of additional cracker plants in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia may have serious environmental and economic consequences. With regard to the City of Pittsburgh alone, Mayor Bill Peduto in a Public Source interview said “there was no meeting that occurred that shifted our economic future away from the growing eds and meds to cracker plants . . . but that’s what happened.”
A question and answer session will follow.
CO-HOSTED by the Chatham University Young Democrats
1:00 Doors open