AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
September 17, 2019
Online Absentee Ballot Applications Now Available
Yes, we’re talking elections again! Yesterday was the first day registered voters could apply for an absentee ballot for the November 5th election. EVERY election is important and this November we’ll be voting for judges, county commissioners, row officers, city council, school boards and much more.
However, this is the first year that all domestic Pennsylvania voters will have access to online absentee ballot applications. When an applicant completes the online form, the information is forwarded directly to the appropriate county elections office for processing. The applicant will then be provided with a ballot that must be completed and either mailed or hand-delivered to the appropriate county election office by the deadline, which is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, or November 1 this year. Next year, overseas and military voters will have this process available also.
Remember absentee ballots can be cast by voters who are in the military, ill or disabled, PA students who are attending out-of-state colleges, those who are out of their voting district because of work or vacation and some other reasons.
Will you or someone you know not be able to vote in your polling place because of illness, disability, work or some other reason? Then you can apply for an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the November 5th election is 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2019. You must have a valid PA driver’s license or PennDOT ID card in order to apply online. The voted absentee ballot must be back in your county election office by 5:00 p.m. on November 1st. Click here for more information and the link to the application.