November 02, 2022
- Harrisburg , PA
With just one week until the Nov. 8 election, Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman encouraged Pennsylvanians voting by mail ballot to hand-deliver their ballots to their county election office, a drop box or other designated location as soon as possible. "It's time to return your mail ballot to ensure it arrives by the deadline of 8 p.m. on Election Day. Do not wait until the last minute," Chapman said during a Capitol press conference. "Hand deliver your mail ballot now to your county election office or authorized drop-off location to be certain your vote will be counted."Voters who requested a mail ballot have several options for hand-delivering their voted ballot. They can:Drop it off at their county election office.Find out if their county has a drop box. If so, they can deliver their ballot there.Find out if their county has a satellite election office where they can drop off their ballot. Before casting their mail ballot, voters should:Read the instructions carefully.Fill out the ballot, being sure to follow instructions on how to mark selections.Seal the ballot in the inner secrecy envelope marked "Official Election Ballot." Do not make any stray marks on the envelope.Then seal the secrecy envelope in the pre-addressed outer return envelope.Sign and date the declaration on the outer return envelope. While voters can still apply for a mail ballot, through today at 5 p.m., they are urged to fill out and return their ballot as soon as they receive it.