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Freddie

(9,254 posts)
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 06:29 AM Sep 2020

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

[link:http://www.wgal.com/amp/article/if-you-request-a-mail-in-ballot-in-can-you-change-your-mind-and-vote-in-person-in-pennsylvania/33648018|

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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If you request a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, can you change your mind and vote in person? (Original Post) Freddie Sep 2020 OP
Could you bring your mail in ballot to the poll and hand it in? dem4decades Sep 2020 #1
I don't see why not. You are just bypassing the method of delivery. mitch96 Sep 2020 #2
You can in FL. lark Sep 2020 #7
I tested it out this last local election. I got my ballot in the mail, filled it out and went to the mitch96 Sep 2020 #8
In most states yes you can. Voltaire2 Sep 2020 #3
From PA Dems website: PA Democrat Sep 2020 #4
Was wondering about this HockeyMom Sep 2020 #6
Yep. And though we really don't want to, SO and I are thinking of voting in person rather than Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 2020 #9
I live in Oklahoma and requested an absentee ballot... Aviation91 Sep 2020 #5

mitch96

(13,867 posts)
2. I don't see why not. You are just bypassing the method of delivery.
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 07:26 AM
Sep 2020

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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mitch96

(13,867 posts)
8. I tested it out this last local election. I got my ballot in the mail, filled it out and went to the
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:21 AM
Sep 2020

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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PA Democrat

(13,225 posts)
4. From PA Dems website:
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 08:05 AM
Sep 2020

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/



 

HockeyMom

(14,337 posts)
6. Was wondering about this
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:32 AM
Sep 2020

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.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,760 posts)
9. Yep. And though we really don't want to, SO and I are thinking of voting in person rather than
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:22 AM
Sep 2020

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.

Aviation91

(114 posts)
5. I live in Oklahoma and requested an absentee ballot...
Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:00 AM
Sep 2020

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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