Students have several options for casting their vote in the November 3 General Election. Students who requested a PA Mail-In Ballot may send it to their local elections officials through the US Mail or drop it off at a secure ballot drop box. Students may also opt to cast their vote in person. Please read below to find out more about the options available.
Casting A Mail-In Ballot
Once you receive your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot, make sure you follow the instructions below to make sure you package your ballot correctly:
- Using a black or blue ink pen, mark your ballot with your selections for each race
- Seal your ballot in the inner secrecy envelope
- Seal the secrecy envelope into the outer return envelope
- Sign and return your ballot to your county elections officials (see two options for this step, below)
Mail-In Ballot Option #1: Drop Off Your Ballot at a Secure Ballot Drop Box
Starting on October 3, voters may drop their sealed PA Mail-In Ballot off at the Secure Drop Box located a short walk from campus at Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Please note: You are only permitted to drop off your own ballot. You cannot drop off ballots for other people.
Voters may drop off their PA Mail-In Ballots at the Secure Drop Box at the following times:
October 3 – October 30:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday between 9 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday & Thursday between 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday between 11 AM – 4 PM
October 31 (Saturday) & November 1 (Sunday):
Between 10 AM – 6 PM
November 2 (Monday) & November 3 (Election Day):
Between 9 AM – 8 PM
Mail-In Ballot Option #2: Send Your Ballot Via US Mail
Your PA Mail-In Ballot must be postmarked by 8 PM on Election Day (November 3) and received by the Montgomery County Election Office by 5 PM on Friday, November 6 to be counted. Postage is pre-paid on the PA Mail-In Ballot return envelope. Voters wishing to return their ballot by mail are encouraged to drop it in the mail for delivery as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
Voting in Person
The polling place assigned to students who registered to vote using their Bryn Mawr College mailing address is:
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
625 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(To confirm your polling place in Pennsylvania, use this link)
The polling place opens at 7 AM and closes at 8 PM on November 3.
The Career & Civic Engagement Center will provide an Election Day Shuttle providing free rides to Bryn Mawr students between Goodhart Hall and the College’s polling place from 11 AM – 8 PM on November 3.
If you requested (and received) a PA Mail-In Ballot but would rather vote in person, PA-Act 12, an emergency law passed in March by the Pennsylvania legislature, allows voter who requested (and received) a PA Mail-In Ballot to vote in person at their assigned polling place AS LONG AS THEY BRING THEIR PA MAIL-IN BALLOT AND THE ENVELOPES WITH THEM to surrender to the officials at their polling location.
Students who choose to vote in person must follow all Bryn Mawr College COVID-19 protocols for masking and social distancing both on the Election Day Shuttle & in the polling place. The Election Day Shuttle will run in a continuous loop between Goodhart and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. No reservations are needed to claim a seat on the Shuttle—just show up at Goodhart when you want to go vote. Students with accessibility concerns are encouraged to contact Ellie Esmond at email@example.com
Please be sure to bring your Bryn Mawr College ID with you to the polls. First time voters will be asked to show ID. Your Bryn Mawr College ID is an appropriate form of identification.