HARRISBURG (Sept. 13, 2019) — As election time nears, voters who need to vote by absentee ballot can apply for the ballot online.
The mobile-friendly, online application site, available at votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee, goes live on Monday, Sept. 16, the first day that registered voters may apply for absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election.
When an applicant completes the online form, the information goes directly to the appropriate county elections office for processing. The applicant will then be provided with a ballot to be completed and either mailed or hand-delivered to the appropriate county election office.
The deadline to submit absentee ballots is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, or Nov. 1 this year.
The online application system will be accessible for all domestic Pennsylvania voters this year and to military and overseas voters by 2020.
Voters eligible to cast absentee ballots include:
- Individuals with illnesses or disabilities.
- Voters who will be away from their municipality on business on Election Day.
- Pennsylvania students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, among others.
Get more information about Voting by Absentee Ballot