Last day to REGISTER before the primary - May 18
Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot - May 26
Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.) - June 2
GENERAL PRIMARY - June 2
The current directive by Governor Wolf, for Chester County to remain in the red “stay at home” phase related to COVID-19, will not alter the process of voting at Chester County precincts on Primary Election Day, scheduled for June 2, 2020.
Voting is considered an essential activity that will take place even with a “stay at home” order, and the poll workers and polling locations for each precinct in Chester County are undertaking an essential service.
Chester County is providing the maximum level of personal protection equipment for every precinct, to ensure the safety of both poll workers and the members of the public who are exercising their right to vote. The personal protection equipment includes masks, gloves and sanitation kits for poll workers, procedures to maintain social distancing while signing-in and while voting, and Plexiglas shields to protect both workers and voters.
In light of the unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19 relating to in-person voting, the Chester County Commissioners strongly encourage mail-in ballots as the best option for the health and safety of the community. However, they recognize that there are voters who, because of many reasons, either cannot or choose not to vote by mail. Because of this, the County will have a reduced, but sufficient number of polling places available and staffed for Primary Election Day on June 2nd.
045 Caln 1 Municipal Bldg, 253 Municipal Dr., Thorndale (no change)
050 Caln 2 Coatesville Area High School, 1445 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville (no change)
053 Caln 3 Coatesville Area School District, 3030 Cg Zinn Rd. Thorndale (previously Caln Elementary)
054 Caln 4 Coatesville Area High School, 1445 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville (previously St. Martha's Manor)