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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 08:24 AM

PA mail-in ballot dropoff

I found out some thing yesterday about dropping off mail-in or absentee ballots in PA--or at least in Bucks Co. First of all, it's "one person, one ballot"--iow, you can't drop off your and your spouse's ballot. Your spouse has to drop off their own ballot. But if you are depositing only your own ballot, the process is quick and simple.

Second, if you are dropping off a ballot for a disabled person or someone who is voting absentee because they are out of state on election day, you must have this form: https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Documents/Authorize-Designated-Agent-for-Mail-in-or-Absentee-Ballot.pdf with you. It authorizes you to act as agent for a disabled or absentee voter. I have one of each, and I haven't received my own ballot yet. I'm a little concerned that because of "one person, one ballot" and the fact that I will be dropping off three ballots (with proper forms) I may have a problem, but we shall see. Worst case scenario, I'll stick two of them in the mailbox.

BTW, parking lots for registering to vote sites were crammed yesterday, the last day to register for this election.

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cyclonefence Oct 2020 OP
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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 08:29 AM

1. Bucks voter here. I'm a huge moron and didn't fill outer envelope correctly.

Went to the courthouse in Doylestown and waited an hour before it opened this morning. Was already 3rd in line. When it opened the board of elections clerk replaced my outer envelope with a new one. Actual process was about 5 minutes. The line much longer when I left.

I put the date where I was supposed to sign, ugh!!! Was not risking my vote not getting counted!

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 08:38 AM

2. Same in Virginia

If a person is too disabled to drop their ballot into the box, mail at a good reliable post office and track it.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:00 AM

3. In Ohio

My husband pulled in to the lot where the drop off box was located....which was in the BOE parking lot...we are allowed only one drop off box per county. I stayed in the car while he got out of the car, and deposited his, mine, and my son’s ballots. I saw many other people doing the same thing with 2,3,4 ballots in hand. A bored looking Sheriff’s deputy sat on a stool about 6 ft. away from the box. I was able to track our ballots on line, they were officially received.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:01 AM

4. In OH, it's legal for relatives to drop off ballots not for just themselves, but their relatives.

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