Absentee Ballot Return Deadline Extended on County by County Basis in Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2012, 09:02 ET from Pennsylvania Department of State

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Tom Corbett today ordered the deadline for county election offices to receive completed civilian absentee ballots to be extended until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, on a county-by-county basis.

The deadline will be extended for voters in any county in which the office of the board of elections was closed to the public due to Hurricane Sandy, at any time during regularly-scheduled business hours, the week of Oct. 29.

The governor earlier this week extended the deadline for county election offices to receive absentee ballot applications by one day for each day a county election board office was closed because of the effects of the storm.

"This action by Gov. Corbett will give all voters who must use absentee ballots additional opportunity to cast a ballot," said Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections.

Aichele noted voters may mail absentee ballots to their county election office, or deliver the ballot in person.

Information on filing absentee ballot applications is available at www.votespa.com.

Media contact: Ron Ruman, 717-783-1621

To read the full order click the link below:

2012-14 - Extension of Deadline for Completion and Receipt of Absentee Ballots  

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State