The Transition Network

Philadelphia Chapter

Stay Home and Vote!

(Posted April 1, 2020)

On October 31, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into law. The Act is an election reform bill that makes significant improvements to Pennsylvania’s elections. Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting including voting by mail-in ballot.
 
Similar to an absentee ballot, registered voters may apply to receive a mail-in ballot in the mail to complete and return to the voter’s county election office.  Unlike asking for an absentee ballot, applicants do not need to provide a reason for a mail-in ballot request. 
 
The easiest and fastest way to apply for a mail-in ballot is to apply online at https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections.  Applicants may also ask to be placed on a permanent mail-in voter list while making their initial application.
 
Mail-in ballots will be available starting with the 2020 Pennsylvania primary election which, because of COVID-19, has just been rescheduled to June 2.  The deadline for mail-in ballot application receipt at county election offices is Tuesday May 26 at 5 PM.
 
Upon online sign-up, applicants first will receive an email confirming application receipt, then an email confirming processing completion and, finally, the requested mail-in ballot which, for the 2020 Pennsylvania primary election, must be completed and received by the county election office by 8 PM on June 2 to be counted.

Material from www.thetransitionnetwork.org, 16:55:43 July 26, 2021.
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