2012-04-04


Absentee Ballot Application Deadline for Upcoming Primary is April 17th

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Elections Division today announced that County residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming April 24th primary must apply before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17th.

Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on April 24th or those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or physical disability.

Absentee ballot applications may be requested through the mail or in person at the Allegheny County Elections Division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  Eligible voters may also obtain an application by calling 412-350-4520 or by visiting World Wide Web Icon VotesPA

Registered voters are encouraged to request their absentee ballot applications as soon as possible.  Applications must be completed and returned to the Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17th.  An absentee ballot will then be mailed to the applicant.

The voted absentee ballot must be returned to the Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th.

For fastest results, registered voters may visit the Elections Division and complete an application in person.  If properly registered, voters will be handed an absentee ballot to vote on the spot, which only takes a few minutes.

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