Please be patient as election officials count mail ballots across the commonwealth

I want to start off by thanking everyone who voted, no matter which method you chose. I am happy to see so many people exercising their right to vote, in the city of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, southeastern Pennsylvania and across the U.S.

Now for the important message: We have made it through Election Day and we’re now awaiting ballot counts on more than 1 million mail ballots. Each and every one of those votes must be counted to help determine the results of the 2020 Election.

Voters pick the winners, not politicians. Many officials from across the commonwealth are working to ensure every vote counts. You might hear that phrase a lot in the coming days because democracy matters in this country, especially in the state that is the birthplace of our governing principles. We ask that you be patient as we work through this process.

Whether a vote was cast on election day at the polls or returned to election officials by mail, drop box or satellite election center – the votes that were returned legally must be counted, according to Pennsylvania law.

Count all the votes

Remember: We are still in the middle of a pandemic. Public health and safety remains our top priority. Wear your mask, practice social distancing and follow public health officials’ recommendations to stay safe and help us overcome the coronavirus COVID-19.

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