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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 06:29 AM

If you request a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, can you change your mind and vote in person?

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The quick answer is, I wouldn’t - your name will appear on the voting rolls (the page you sign at the polling place) as having requested an absentee ballot and you will be required to vote by provisional ballot, which will not be counted until up to 7 days after the election.

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Reply If you request a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, can you change your mind and vote in person? (Original post)
Freddie Sep 27 OP
dem4decades Sep 27 #1
mitch96 Sep 27 #2
lark Sep 27 #7
mitch96 Sep 27 #8
Voltaire2 Sep 27 #3
PA Democrat Sep 27 #4
HockeyMom Sep 27 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 30 #9
Aviation91 Sep 27 #5

Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 06:34 AM

1. Could you bring your mail in ballot to the poll and hand it in?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 07:26 AM

2. I don't see why not. You are just bypassing the method of delivery.

We can hand it in here in Fla and I think in Tenn you cant. I think Sheltylover told me of that little fact. More ways to control the vote.
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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:00 AM

7. You can in FL.

I saw several people doing that with no problems in 2018.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:21 AM

8. I tested it out this last local election. I got my ballot in the mail, filled it out and went to the

Supervisor of elections office. They had volunteers at the door (with masks on) and they checked that you signed the outside of the ballot. I then dropped the ballot in the slot and got my "I voted" sticker from the volunteer. In Florida the ballots are bar coded. I followed my ballot thru the system at the web site till it was actually counted. Easy peasy job done.
I hope it works as well in the next election...
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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 08:03 AM

3. In most states yes you can.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 08:05 AM

4. From PA Dems website:

Yes! Even if you requested a mail-in ballot, you can vote normally on Election Day IF:
— you surrender your entire mail ballot package (including the ballot and larger return envelope) at your polling place, and
— you sign a statement that you did not vote by mail.

If you’re unable to do one or both of these things, you may still vote at your polling place on Election Day using a Provisional Ballot.

https://www.padems.com/vote/



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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:32 AM

6. Was wondering about this

I knew you could bring your ballot to the polls in Florida. Always voted Absentee there. Haven't gotten my ballot yet here so worried about the mail. I did read that Monroe County is petitioning to have Vote Drop Off boxes set up around the county. Don't think I trust that.

I plan on driving to my Board of Elections and handing it to them.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:22 AM

9. Yep. And though we really don't want to, SO and I are thinking of voting in person rather than

mailing in the ballots because PA doesn't even start counting mail-in votes until election day. The concern is that more Rs are likely to vote in person and give Pissolini a chance to declare himself the winner before most of the Dem votes are counted.

Of course, in a functioning democracy, this wouldn't be a problem. However, even though we have a Dem governor, with the state Senate and House being R controlled, and our wanna-be-dictator incumbent threatening to use them to seize our electoral votes, we worry.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:00 AM

5. I live in Oklahoma and requested an absentee ballot...

but instead of using it, i went to the polls to vote. When they pulled up my name, they saw I had been mailed an absentee ballot. I stated that I always do in case I’m out of town but I did not use the absentee ballot. I just signed a document swearing I didn’t use the absentee ballot and was allowed to vote.

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