Unmailed Absentee Ballots Should be Turned in in Person
02 Nov

Unmailed Absentee Ballots Should be Turned in in Person

In Waterloo, between now and Friday, Nov. 4, Waterloo City Hall, 136 N. Monroe St. will be open from 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. for voters.

Wednesday, November 2 is the last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed. The ballot counter is secured and totals are not taken until election night after 8 p.m.

Those running for President are, in alphabetical order, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, the Democratic Party; Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence, the Republican Party; Darrell Castle and Scott N. Bradley, Constitution Party; “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, Michael Steinberg, American Delta Party; Jim Hedges and Bill Bayes, Prohibition Party; Gary Johnson, Bill Weld, Libertarian Party; Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, Green Party.

What is absentee voting and how does it work?

She noted that some of those counties still use ballot boxes and count votes by hand, and the counties might not be able to afford the voting machines that would have to be used in early voting.

To vote absentee, residents must meet the criteria set by state statute. Election Day is America’s Day!

The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Friday, Nov. 4.

“As everyone knows, we have a very important General Election coming up on November 8”, Cortés said in an emailed news release.

This special circumstances application must be signed by the voter. This application can be obtained from your municipal clerk or from the Secretary of State.

Applicants for an absentee ballot must provide their drivers license or PennDOT ID number.

That technically means you can change your vote if you’ve changed your mind.

Cortés encouraged people to submit their requests and present their absentee ballot in person at their County Board of Elections Office.

Comprehensive information about absentee ballots, including a downloadable request form, can be found at the Department of State’s website – votesPA.com. Your municipal clerk can tell you who is considered an immediate family member under the law.

And absentee votes can still be cast prior to Tuesday’s election.

When must my voted ballot be returned to my municipal clerk?

We will also accommodate voters until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 as well.
About 750 of the village’s 5,000 registered voters had cast absentee ballot in person by October 28.

“To date, we have issued 10,036 absentee ballots, with a return rate of 53 percent”, she said last week. Only this designated third person may handle the absentee ballot.

Source: http://alltechnews.org/2016/11/02/unmailed-absentee-ballots-should-be-turned-in-in-person/

BY JENNA WARNER — NOV 2, 2016

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