2012-10-17


Absentee Ballot Application Deadline for Upcoming Election is October 30

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Elections Division today announced that residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming November 6 election must apply before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on November 6 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 visiting World Wide Web Icon www.votespa.com or calling 412-350-4520.

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, October 30. Those voting by absentee ballot will be required to provide a Pennsylvania Driver’s License number, PennDOT ID number, last four digits of Social Security Number, or a copy of an World Wide Web Icon acceptable photo ID when applying. An absentee ballot will be mailed to the applicant.

The completed absentee ballot must be returned to the Elections Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2.

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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