Absentee and Mail-in Ballots
In Pennsylvania you can request two different types of mail-in ballots: Absentee and Mail-in. Complete one of the applications and return it to the County Board of Elections:
If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness that prevents you from going to your polling place on election day, you can request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.
Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.
Absentee or Mail-in Online Applications
October 31, 2023 at 5 p.m. - APPLICATIONS for a civilian mail-in or absentee ballot must be received by your county election board.
POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY and original applications must be received (no facsimiles or emails)
Returning Your Voted Absentee or Mail-in Ballot
Steps to Return Voted Ballot
Insert and seal your voted ballot in the white inner secrecy envelope that indicates “official” ballot. Do not write or mark anything on the secrecy envelope.
Insert and seal the secrecy envelope in the pre-addressed outer return envelope where the voter signs.
Sign and date (not your date of birth) on the outer return envelope. Return to your county board of elections or drop off in a DROP BOX LOCATION..
November 7, 2023 at 8 p.m. – VOTED CIVILIAN BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office - POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY.
If hand delivering, only the actual voter may return their ballot, unless you desingate an agent.