Gettysburg Votes 2020

Most Gettysburg College students can choose to vote either in their home districts or in Gettysburg, PA. Because Pennsylvania is a swing state in the presidential election, you may want to consider voting in Gettysburg whether or not you are currently living on campus. 

More questions about voting in PA? Check out our Voting FAQ or visit Pennsylvania’s Voting Guide.

Please visit vote.org for more information about registering in your home district. 

Non-Partisan Election Resources

What do I need to do to vote in Gettysburg?

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Residential Cohort


How do I...

Register to vote in Gettysburg (by October 19)

Submit this online form. You will either need your PA driver’s license or (if you don’t have one) the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

Use this address to register:
300 N. Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Adams County, Ward 2

  • You can register to vote in Gettysburg if you have lived on campus for at least 30 days.
  • If you are already registered in PA, click here to check your voter registration status.
  • If you choose to register in your home state, visit vote.org for more information.

Request an absentee ballot (ASAP)

You should request your ballot as soon as possible (requests must be received by October 27).

If you have a PA driver’s license, submit this form online to request a ballot. 

  • If you are in the remote cohort, indicate that you “will be absent from your municipality for the upcoming election.”
  • If you are in the residential cohort, you can request a Pennsylvania mail-in ballot without providing a reason.

If you do not have a PA driver’s license, complete this form and mail it to:

Adams County Election Office
117 Baltimore Street
Room 106
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Note: You can request your ballot be sent directly to your current address.

Return an absentee ballot (ASAP)

You should return your ballot as soon as possible (ballots postmarked November 3 or earlier will be counted).

Follow all directions on your ballot to ensure that it is counted. 

  1. Mark your ballot, following the instructions.
  2. Place your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put the secrecy envelope into the official envelope. Be sure to sign the declaration, or your ballot may not count.
  3. Return your ballot by mail so it arrives at the county election office on time OR visit the Adams County Court House to use the official ballot dropbox inside the lobby. 

Adams County Election Office
117 Baltimore Street
Room 106
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Track your ballot here. 

Vote in person during early voting (October 1-27)

Go to the Adams County Elections Office at 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Room 106, from October 1-27 and cast your ballot without needing to use the mail or be in a crowd on Election Day.

  • You MUST bring a photo ID if this is your first time voting in PA! Your Gettysburg ID is an acceptable form of ID. 
  • You will need to go through light security (metal detector) 
  • NOTE: You can register to vote and cast your ballot at the elections office during the same trip before October 19th! 

Vote in person on Election Day (November 3)

NEW POLLING LOCATION: Vote at the Gettysburg Fire Department (35 N. Stratton Street) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 3

  • You MUST bring a photo ID if this is your first time voting in PA. Your Gettysburg ID is an acceptable form of ID.

More questions? Check out our Voting FAQ or visit Pennsylvania’s Voting Guide.

Contact lcole@gettysburg.edu or message us on Instagram at @gburgvotes2020 for additional help.