Last Report: 10/26/2020
Source: Data provided by Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office

Mail Ballots Returned

Mail Ballots Returned: 1,712,017

Mail Ballots Returned by Party Registration

Party Returned Ballots Freq. Distribution Requested Ballots Return Rate
Democrats 1,193,887 69.7 1,906,636 62.6
Republicans 355,317 20.8 761,811 46.6
Minor 10,756 0.6 24,561 43.8
No Party Affiliation 152,057 8.9 325,346 46.7
TOTAL 1,712,017 100.0 3,018,354 56.7

Mail Ballots Returned by Age

Age Returned Ballots Freq. Distribution Requested Ballots Return Rate
18 to 24 95,746 5.6 249,442 38.4
25 to 34 179,425 10.5 396,086 45.3
35 to 44 180,107 10.5 368,184 48.9
45 and 55 187,266 10.9 367,861 50.9
56 and 65 326,139 19.0 557,212 58.5
66 and up 743,283 43.4 1,079,088 68.9
TOTAL 1,712,017 100.0 3,018,354 56.7

Mail Ballots Rejected

Mail Ballots Rejected: 311

In the “All” mail ballot returned statistics, I add the mail ballots that are returned and accepted with the rejected ballots. Dividing the number of rejected by this quantity yields a rejection rate.

At this time I do not have party registration statistics for rejected ballots.

Pennsylvania election officials cannot begin to fully process mail ballots until Election Day. The few rejected ballots reported here are for first time voters who did not provide required id with their mail ballot or a missing signature.

Mail Ballot Requests

Mail Ballot Requests by Party Registration

Party Count Percent
Democrats 1,906,636 63.2
Republicans 761,811 25.2
Minor 24,561 0.8
No Party Affiliation 325,346 10.8
TOTAL 3,018,354 100.0

Pennsylvania registered Democrats have a 1,144,825 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.

Mail Ballot Requests by Age

Age Count Percent
18 to 24 249,442 8.3
25 to 34 396,086 13.1
35 to 44 368,184 12.2
45 to 54 367,861 12.2
55 to 64 557,212 18.5
65 and up 1,079,088 35.8
TOTAL 3,018,354 100.0