If you are registered to vote in the state of PA you can request a mail-in ballot without providing a reason (unlike absentee ballots). You can request your ballot online if you have a PA photo ID (a PA driver’s license or a PA photo ID issued by the PA Dept of Transportation).
At this time, we are recommending that voters strongly consider requesting a mail-in ballot to avoid long lines as well as potential transmission of the COVID-19 flu.
To request a mail-in ballot, please visit the PA Voter Services website. Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to receive your ballot AND to get it back to the MontCo election office by the date of the election (postmarks do NOT count; your ballot must be at the county election office by 8pm of primary or election day.
Click here for more information from the state government voting guide.
In order to vote in a primary (spring) or general (November) election you must register to vote with Montgomery County Voter Services.
Individuals applying to register to vote must be:
- A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which the individual desires to register and vote for at least 30 days before the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
- At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.
You can register to vote online through the Pennsylvania Department of State’s online application. Please click here to proceed to this site (you will be redirected to the Department of State secure site).
The Borough of Collegeville is divided into three voting precincts. To see which district you vote in, please see the Collegeville Borough Voting Districts Map (Revised Per Montgomery County Election Board 10/5/17): Voting Map
Going to be out of town for the next election? Learn more and register to vote absentee through the Voter Services page, here: https://www.montcopa.org/754/Absentee-Voting
For all information related to voting, including where to vote, please visit Voter Services on the Montgomery County website at montcopa.org
Montgomery County has a new voter-marked paper ballot system with a verifiable paper trail.
The new system replaced the electronic push-button voting machines the County purchased in 1996 which were nearing the end of their useful life. The old machines also did not meet the state mandate for counties to have a voting system with a verifiable paper trail in place for the 2020 Presidential election.
With the new system, most voters will use a pen to fill out a ballot and have an opportunity to check it for accuracy before submitting it to a scanner that tabulates the votes and keeps the ballot in a secure container for audits or recounts.
Each polling place will also have a fully ADA compliant touchscreen ballot marking device that can be used to select candidates. Any voter can use this device. When the voter is done filling out the ballot, they can review their selections and print out their completed paper ballot. The voter will then submit their ballot into the scanner for tabulation the same as the ballots filled out by hand.
To learn more about this, check out the New Voting System website, including videos of how to use the new machines: https://www.montcopa.org/3112/New-Voting-System
Interested to see what the latest election results are? Find that information on the Montgomery County election results website. https://www.montcopa.org/2033/Election-Results-Website
To reach Montgomery County Voter Services by phone, please call 610.278.3275.
The Borough is represented at the state and national level by the following elected officials:
U.S. House of Representatives: PA Fourth Congressional District (Rep. Madeleine Dean)
PA Governor: (Tom Wolf)
44th State Senate District (Sen. Katie Muth).
150th State House District (Rep. Joe Webster)
Primary and general elections are held every year for various offices at the local, state and national level. In even years (e.g., 2020 or 2022) we elect state and national officials; in odd years (e.g., 2019 or 2021) we elect local and regional officials, including borough council members and judges. Every fourth year there is a presidential election at the national level (the next one is 2020). There are also special elections held from time to time to fill positions that have been vacated.
Borough council meets the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Borough of Collegeville
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