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Voter Rights and Responsibilities

Voting is an Essential Right

Seventy provides a list of rights every eligible voter is entitled to under the law, along with access to resources and contact information needed to report issues or problems encountered in the voting process.

As a voter in Pennsylvania, you have the right to:
Vote
If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 who has registered to vote in your county, it is your legal right to vote in Pennsylvania.
Privacy
You have the right to vote privately and free from coercion, intimidation, or harassment when voting by mail or at a polling place.
Accessibility
Seniors, people with disabilities, and those facing language barriers can request help from anyone they choose in order to vote. Learn what state and local agencies are doing to make voting equitable and accessible in Pennsylvania.
Information
To ensure every eligible voter can cast a ballot properly and privately, you have the right to ask election officials about voting procedures.
Provisional Ballots
Provisional ballots are a fail-safe option to ensure no voter is disenfranchised. You may cast a provisional ballot if, for any reason, you are unable to use the voting system.
Report
Report issues or problems encountered in the voting process to your local county election officials.

Voting is Your Responsibility

Voting is a right, but it is also a responsibility. Seventy provides a list of responsibilities every registered voter needs to understand what they’re voting for, who they’re voting for and if they’re vote counts, along with access to resources and contact information needed to report issues or problems encountered in the voting process.

As a voter in Pennsylvania, you have the responsibility to:
Register
Before you can vote, you have to register. Get informed about how to register, when to register, registering after a move, online registration, registration deadlines and much more.
Review
It is your responsibility to make sure there are no surprises when casting your vote. Review voting procedures and get clarification from local officials before Election Day.
Research
Know what you're voting for before heading to the polls. Learn about every office, measure and candidate by creating your own ballot through Seventy’s customized digital tool.
Verify
It is your responsibility to verify your selections on your mail-in ballot, paper ballot, or at your polling place. If you make a mistake, advise your local election official ASAP.
Report
If you see any voter intimidation or potentially illegal activity at the polls, it is your responsibility to report it to your local election official.
Ask Questions
For questions about the voting process or to report an issue at the polls: Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683), a service provided by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.