Absentee ballot deadline extended in some Pa. counties

Monday is the deadline to turn in absentee ballots in Pennsylvania for four area counties where an extension was granted.


Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties, which closed their election offices during Hurricane Sandy, got an extension from Gov. Tom Corbett.

Delaware County kept its election offices open during the storm, so its deadline has passed.

Leslie Richards from the Montgomery County office says more than 2,000 voters applied for absentee ballots during the extended deadline.

She says it was necessary since so many people’s plans had changed.

“We have received several calls and emails of how they can apply for absentee ballots,” Richards said. “They had planned on being here in the county on Election Day, and now they may be stuck where they are, so many flights have been canceled due to the storm.

All absentee ballots must be received by the county election offices by 5 p.m. Monday.

Postmarking Monday will be too late.

If you turn in your ballot on Election Day, you presidential vote will be the only one counted.

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