New voting procedure in Allegheny County!

Step 1: Mark your ballot.

Fill in the oval to the left of the name of your choice. You must darken the oval completely, and do not make any marks outside of the oval. You do not have to vote in every race.

Do not cross out or erase, or your vote may not count. If you make a mistake or a stray mark, ask for a new ballot from the poll workers. 

To write in a candidate, fill in the oval to the left of “Write-in” and print the name clearly on the line.

Step 2: Insert your ballot

Once you have made your selections, take your completed ballot to the precinct scanner for tabulation. A privacy folder will be provided to voters.

Insert your ballot into the secure tabulator. Your ballot can be inserted in any direction.
Do not fold your ballot.

PLEASE NOTE: Stickers or labels for write-in candidates are now prohibited by law. You must write the candidate’s name on the paper ballots.

Step 3: Confirm your ballot

A “Thank You for Voting” message will appear to confirm tabulation. Once you see this message, you’re done! Get your “I Voted” sticker and go about your day knowing you participated in an important civic activity.

Didn’t see a “Thank You” message? See your nearest poll worker for help.

That’s it! See more detailed directions with illustrations and find out where to see a demonstration: