Pennsylvania Absentee Voters Get More Time

Tuesday's deadline pushed back due to Hurricane Sandy.


Congratulations, there is a silver lining. Hurricane Sandy has pushed back the clocks, at least when it comes to the state's absentee voters.

According to reports on philly.com, Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline for Pennsylvania's absentee voters to get in their votes. Originally set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, the new timed deadline is now pushed back to Thursday at 5 p.m.

Corbett gave voters each day back that the county offices were closed due to Hurricane Sandy.

In order to file for an absentee vote, a voter must show up in person at the county's election offices. Those in Bucks County should visit the County Courthouse in Doylestown.

The absentee application is available by clicking here. It will download as a pdf file, so you will need Adobe Reader. A free copy is available for download on the voter site. It can also be picked up at municipal offices, libraries and the state liquor stores in each town of Montgomery County.

Absentee voters can also ask for one on the spot, fill it out and return it all in one visit. They will be unable to mail their ballots later, according to reports.

"It will be too late to use that extended deadline to send an absentee ballot through the mail, because Corbett said he was not extending the Friday deadline for completed absentee ballots to arrive at county election offices," said the philly.com article.

Federal law defines those eligible for absentee ballots as anyone unable to physically attend their usual election day polling place. 

"With the exception of absentee voters who have a disability or who are overseas, all absentee ballots must be delivered to the County Board of Elections either in person or through the U. S. Postal Service," said the Bucks County Board of Elections web page. "Absentee Ballots delivered by any other means for absentee voters who do not have a disability will not be accepted or counted by the County Board of Elections."

For more information on absentee voting, visit the Bucks County Board of Elections page or call 215-348-6154.

Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Vote via mail or in person, but vote informed: Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ These are pretty good as well: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012
I:o November 03, 2012 at 06:15 PM
FEMA is out of water!! NY and NJ residents are dying. Gas rationing. Yep, FEMA is doing awesome!!! If there were Katrina, libs would be saying Bush hates black people. Applying the same standard does this mean Obama hates white people? And why are Dems threatening riots? Why is Bill Maher saying blacks will attack whites? Is this the type of person in the Democrat party you like? Sick!!! Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season. "If you're thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you" Why black people Bill maher....are you saying they are racist against Romney supporters? Do all of the liberal posters support these comments?


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