Voting by Absentee Ballot

Excuse #7: I don’t have time to vote.

Solution: Vote by absentee ballot.

An absentee ballot is a paper ballot sent to you by mail. To vote by absentee ballot, you must be registered to vote. You apply to vote by absentee ballot, and if accepted, an absentee ballot is sent to you. You mark and sign your ballot, place it in its official envelope, and return it to the County Election Office by mail or in person.

The LAST DAY to apply for an absentee ballot in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, October 30th (by 5 pm).

To request an absentee ballot, you can (1) apply in person, (2) complete an Official Form, or (3) send a signed letter to your County Election Office. You must include the same information as that on the application form. If accepted, you’ll get an absentee ballot with instructions from the County Election Office.

Your county office must RECEIVE your absentee ballot by November 2, 2018 before 5 pm for the November 6 midterm elections. Read the directions carefully and pay attention to deadlines. If you plan on mailing your ballot, send it well in advance so that it arrives at your county office before November 2. Don’t wait until the last minute! (If you are a military or overseas voter, you must submit your ballot by November 5, 2018. It must be received by your county office no later than November 13, 2018.)

For more information on how to vote and who can vote by absentee ballot (and the Emergency Absentee Ballot), click here.

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