Voting by mail is safe, secure and helps protect public health

We cannot let democracy die during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, which is why Senator Hughes is sending the message that people must vote and should cast their ballots by mail in the June 2 primary.

Pennsylvanians have largely stepped up and done their part to help slow the spread of the virus and voting by mail is another way to help fight the pandemic. Voting by mail is simple, safe and secure, and it helps protect public health by ensuring people don’t have to go to the polls. Simply put, there will be fewer opportunities to spread the coronavirus if fewer people going to the polls to vote in person June 2.

Philadelphia residents can call Commissioner Lisa Deeley at 215-686-3460 or commissioner Omar Sabir at 215-686-3462 and they will send a vote by mail application with return postage. If you have questions regarding absentee voting, please contact Sarah Piening at the Election Board office (610-278-3275). Return that application before May 26 to receive your mail-in ballot for the primary election. We need everyone in the Philadelphia, Montgomery County and the southeast PA region to get to the polls and make their voices heard.

Election Days June 2020

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Stay up to date with the latest information on the pandemic at Please do your part to help stop the spread of the virus. Stay safe, stay at home, and don’t forget to wash your hands!

Keeping your distance can break the chain of COVID-19 infection.

Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you. 

Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.  

Montgomery County is doing the same

Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease: 

Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? 
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath  

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.  
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC

  • Stay home except to get medical care 
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor 
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes 
  • Clean your hands often 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items 
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday 

For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.

Read more: CDC recommendations on getting tested for coronavirus 

Coronavirus Information Sheet - click to download.

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