Important Weather-Related Changes in Deadlines for Voting by Absentee Ballot
Updated November 1, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
Absentee Ballot Applications:
The PA Department of State has extended the deadline for county Boards of Election to receive absentee ballot applications by one day for every day a voter's county courthouse is closed. All absentee ballot applications must be received in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.
Postmarks will not be accepted.
Absentee Ballot Ballots:
The PA Department of State has also extended the deadline for county Boards of Elections that were closed to the public at any time during regularly-scheduled business hours for storm-related reasons during the week of October 29. All voted absentee ballots must be received in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5.
Postmarks will not be accepted. Special Instructions for Absentee Ballot Applications in Philadelphia:
• Philadelphia County:
The Chair of City Commissioners, Stephanie Singer, is recommending that all eligible city voters who still need to submit applications for absentee ballots should do so in person, and bring some kind of photo ID, by going in person to City Hall Room 142 by Thursday, November 1 (up to 5 p.m.). Instead of waiting to get the absentee ballot in the mail, the voter can complete their absentee ballot during their visit.
If the voter is not able to come in person, the voter can designate someone to carry the absentee ballot back and forth. In addition to the absentee ballot application form, the Philadelphia Board of Elections needs to see two other forms: one signed by the voter authorizing the designee, and one signed by the designee accepting the assignment. All three forms are available on the Department of State’s Resource Center at: http://www.votespa.com/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1174192&parentname=ObjMgr&parentid=1&mode=2
|Bucks County Board of Elections ||215-348-6163|
|Chester County Board of Elections ||610-344-6410|
|Delaware County Board of Elections ||610-891-4673|
|Montgomery County Board of Elections ||610-278-3275|
|Philadelphia County Board of Elections||215-686-3469 |
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