Due to possible postal service delays, the Pennsylvania State Department on Tuesday urged residents voting by mail or absentee ballot to hand in their ballots as soon as possible.
“It’s time to return your vote-by-mail ballot so that it arrives by the 8:00 p.m. deadline on Election Day. Don’t wait until the last minute,” Acting Secretary of State Lee Chapman said. “Hand in your vote-by-mail ballot now to your county elections office or approved drop-off location to ensure your votes are counted.”
In Cumberland County, the only drop-off location is the County Elections Office at 1601 Ritenour Hwy, Suite 201, Carlisle. A member of the county sheriff’s office will be on standby to ensure residents can only drop off their own ballots.
Residents are also asked to mark their ballots properly, including signing and dating the ballot. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that undated ballots will not count him in the Nov. 8 election. The court has directed the county board of elections to “keep segregated” these ballots.
To ensure that the ballot is counted, the resident must read the instructions carefully, seal the ballot in the inner confidential envelope marked “Official Election Ballot”, and place the confidential envelope in the addressed outer envelope. Seal the self-addressed envelope and sign and date the declaration on the outer self-addressed envelope.
Those who are unable to mail or hand-deliver their ballots by the November 8th deadline may bring their mail-in ballot packets to the polling place on Election Day, abandon their ballots, and vote in person. I can do it.
A person who has applied for a ballot but has not received a ballot may cast a provisional ballot at a polling place on Election Day. The county elections office will verify that a resident did not vote by mail before counting provisional ballots.
Voting will be open on November 8th from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Chapman reiterated that some results may not be known on Election Night and urged residents to be patient with the process.
“In all elections, there will be no unofficial results on election night,” Chapman said. simply means that the process of tallying all valid ballots cast in Pennsylvania is working as designed.”
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