Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

P: 412-761-5820

F: 412-761-5953

Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The last date to register to vote for the 2020 Election is October 19, 2020. Click VOTER REGISTRATION to complete your registration on line with the Allegheny County ELECTIONS DIVISION or view the ELECTIONS CALENDAR.  

The last day to apply for your Mail-In or Absentee Ballot is October 27, 2020. You can apply for an Mail-In or Absentee Ballot here. 


Need an Absentee or Mail-in Ballot?  Visit the Elections Division of Allegheny County for details on how to apply. 

Need to find your poll location? Want to know if you are registered to vote?  
Visit the DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE website for helpful voter information.


For the November 3 election, with few exceptions, we will be returning to the same polling places that were used for the November 2019 election. A few precincts have been identified as ones in which an election cannot or should not be held such as a senior living facility, while others have construction going on that will prohibit use.

Currently, the division is seeking new locations for those polling places and will work with the municipality and our Board of Elections to identify alternative locations. New polling locations must be ADA accessible and must be located in the voting precinct, or an adjacent precinct.

We are also updating the SURE system so that the polling place locator displays the confirmed locations and will be sending postcard notifications to all voters of their November 3 polling place. Press releases and other public announcements will be made regarding those locations moving forward.

In-person voting now consists of paper ballots which are voted by filling in an oval next to the name of the person for whom you are voting. Once completed, the voter feeds their ballot into a precinct scanner to record their vote. For individuals who are unable to mark a ballot, each polling place is also equipped with an ExpressVote ballot marking device. After making their selections on an ADA-accessible device, the machine prints out a completed ballot that can then be fed into the precinct scanner to record their vote.
Learn more here.

Watch the video instructional video below for how to use the new voting system in Allegheny County:



Additional Election Offices

On September 17, the Allegheny County Board of Elections approved the opening of additional offices leading up to the November 3 election. Each office will provide opportunity for over-the-counter voting, and the return of voted ballots to a fully-staffed, secure office. 

Over-the-counter voting entails a voter going to the counter in the Elections Division and applying in-person for a mail-in or absentee ballot. The application is the same as the one found online and can be completed in advance of going to the County Office Building. Once the application is completed and submitted to the Elections staff, the application will be processed using the SURE system to ensure the voter is registered to vote, hasn’t already applied for a ballot, or has any other barriers to voting.

Once reviewed and approved, the ballot for that person’s municipality, ward and precinct will be provided to the voter along with a security and declaration envelope, and instructions for voting. Privacy screens will be set up on the counter to allow the voter to complete their ballot in secret. 

Once voted, the ballot is folded and placed in a security envelope which is then placed inside of a second envelope with the voter’s declaration printed on the back. The voter will complete and sign the declaration before returning the envelope to Elections staff.

The voter’s record will be updated to show that the individual’s ballot has been returned. Voted ballots are secured within the Elections Division before being transported to the Elections Warehouse where they are stored in a locked room which is also under camera surveillance. They will remain there until 7 AM on Election Day when ballots may begin to be opened and counted.