2012-10-19


Alternative Ballots Available for Senior & Disabled Voters with Inaccessible Polling Locations

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Elections Division today announced that senior and disabled voters who are assigned to the following inaccessible polling places must be given an alternative means of casting their ballots:

Municipality

Ward

District

Location

Haysville

00

01

One Ohio River Boulevard – Storeroom

Pittsburgh

24

01

1011 Haslage Street – St. Ambrose School

Pittsburgh

26

17

18 Schubert Street – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

Eligibility to vote by alternative ballot is based on meeting the following three requirements:

  1. The individual must be registered to vote in Allegheny County.
  2. The individual must be 65 years of age or older, or have a temporary or permanent physical disability that prohibits the individual from entering a polling place with architectural barriers.
  3. The individual’s polling place appears on the list above.

Applications for alternative ballots are available in person at the Allegheny County Elections Division in Room 601 of the County Office Building located at 542 Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh or by visiting World Wide Web Icon www.votespa.com. Eligible voters may also obtain an application by calling 412-350-4520. Applications must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30.

After an application is received, the applicant will be sent an absentee ballot that must be voted and returned to the Elections Division no later than 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

If you have any questions, contact the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4520.

# # #