Oct. 27 is last day to request mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania

Milford. The Courier receives another report of false information provided by the Pike County Board of Elections.

| 26 Oct 2020 | 06:10

Tuesday, Oct. 27, is the last day to request mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.

Completed mail-in ballot applications, plus required identification, must be received by the Pike County Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (Krista Gromalski, Communications Director with the Pike County Commissioners Office, confirmed on Monday that the board of elections office, which usually closes at 4:30 p.m., will be open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday).

You may download a mail-in ballot application and hand-deliver the completed ballot to the board of elections, 506 Broad Street #201, Milford, before 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Mail-in ballot applications may be downloaded from this page at the Pike County website: pikepa.org/election/PA%20Mail-in%20Ballot%20Application.pdf. Information about the identification that must be presented is provided on the second page of the mail-in ballot application.

The Courier has received another report that the Pike County Board of Elections has given out incorrect information about mail-in ballots. A person who moved to Pennsylvania from out of state visited the board of elections office recently in quest of a mail-in ballot, and was reportedly told by an employee there that only mail-in ballots already received in the mail are valid to use. This is not true.

In September, the Pike County Board of Elections sent out a flyer filled with misinformation regarding voting registration requirements, for which county officials later apologized. Please see related story, “Pike County retracts ‘confusing’ voter registration flyer,” at pikecountycourier.com.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated from the original to include the 5 p.m. deadline.