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Last Chance to Apply for Absentee Voting

April 17 is the last chance to register for absentee voting for the April 24 primary.

The deadline to apply for absentee ballot applications is quickly approaching. Individuals who expect to be absent from their municipality on Election Day, April 24, are eligible to apply for an absentee voting ballot. The last day to apply for an absentee voting application is Tuesday, April 17.

Any voter who is unable to attend his or her voting place due to illness or physical disability can also apply for an absentee voting ballot.

Applications for absentee voting can be acquired at many public buildings, including municipal buildings, libraries and liquor stores.

According to the Montgomery County Voter Services website, to apply for absentee voting, a voter must provide:

  • Name of registered voter
  • Montgomery County address of registered voter
  • Address where absentee ballot is to be sent
  • Date of birth
  • Reason for absentee ballot
  • Signature of registered voter requesting the absentee ballot

Applications must be mailed to:

Election Board

Montgomery County Court House

P.O. Box 311

Norristown, PA 19404-0311

and cannot be faxed. The application must be received by the Election Board on April 17 by 5 p.m. to be registered for absentee voting for the April Pennsylvania primary election.

Marjorie M. Berlinghof April 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
If, for some reason, a person misses the deadline to apply to vote by mail, it is possible to go to Montco Voter Services and vote in person until 4 PM 4/20. Obviously, the person has to be registered and has to come with an ID. Call 610-278-3275 for specific details. Voter Services is located in the Courthouse Annex on the side street across from the Courthouse in Norristown and is on the 6th floor. Hours are M-F 8:15 to 4:15. Also, if a person who gets a ballot via USPS cannot mail his/her ballot back to be received by the 4/20 deadline, he or she can IN PERSON bring it back to the same office. IN PERSON means no one can do this for you.

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