URGENT NEWS: How to Return Ballot in Time; Avoid “Naked Ballot” Issue [SHARE]

If you’re using a mail ballot to vote in the election, the Postal Service can no longer guarantee it will arrive in time. The good news is: You can return your completed ballot as soon as today at an official drop box or a satellite voting office. It’s important to return it before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Go here to find a drop box or satellite office.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court has left open the possibility that Pennsylvania ballots received after 8 p.m. Tuesday might not be counted.

To make sure a Pennsylvania mail ballot is counted, it’s also vital to follow all of the instructions. Key steps after completing your ballot include:

  1. First put the completed ballot inside the secrecy envelope
  2. THEN put that envelope inside the larger mailing envelope
  3. Then sign the declaration on the outer envelope!
  4. Return it to an official drop box or a satellite voting office.

“Naked ballots” (ballots that aren’t inside both envelopes provided) won’t be counted – so make sure you follow all of the ballot instructions to make your voice heard.

If you plan to vote in person, you can find your polling place at www.VotesPA.com. This is run by the state, and also has the answers to many voting-related questions.