Absentee And Mail-in Voting

In October 2019, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 77, which gave all registered voters the right to cast their vote using a mail-in ballot. Click here to apply to vote by mail.

The last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot for the 2023 Municipal Election is:

October 31, 2023 at 5pm.

All voters who wish to vote by mail must apply in 2023, even if they have voted by mail in previous elections. 

There are two different types of Mail Ballots: 

Absentee Ballot: If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you can request this ballot type. This ballot requires you to list a reason for your request.  Absentee Ballots must be applied for and are not automatically issued.

Mail-in Ballot: Any qualified voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason. Residents have the option to complete one application for a mail in ballot for the primary AND the general election OR they may apply for each election individually. Residents must apply for a ballot, they are not automatically issued to registered voters.

Residents will need to apply again in 2023, even if they voted by mail before. Residents who have requested that we mail an application to them each year will receive them in the mail in February. 

If you receive an application and do not want to vote by mail in 2023, simply dispose of the form. You will be able to vote in person on a standard ballot without taking any further action. Mail-In ballots will only be sent to people who apply in 2023. 

If you receive an application from us by mail and no longer want to receive them, you can either complete the section under the instructions and send it back to us, or you can complete this form

If you have applied to vote by mail in 2023 and wish to cancel, you must fill out a form to cancel your request for a mail in ballot. If your ballot has already been mailed to you or you have received it, you can bring it with you to your polling location and hand it to the staff; enabling you to vote in person. Additional details about this process can be found below. 

If you have already been approved to vote by mail in 2023, and either move or temporarily relocate to another address, you will need to complete a form to update your ballot delivery address. 

All military and overseas voters qualifying to use the Federal Postcard App should go to FVAP.gov and fill out the application. 

Click on any button below to access additional information: 

Click here for secure drop box locations and hours
Click here to check your mail-in ballot status
Click here to find out how to contact us
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to cancel your request to vote by mail
Click here for our office locations and hours
Click here to complete an application to vote by mail
Click here to update or change your mailing address
Click here to access information about replacing your ballot if you made an error

If you receive a mail-in/absentee ballot but decide you would prefer to vote in person at your polling place, you can do so. You must bring your ballot in its mailing envelope with you on Election Day, inform the poll workers that you would like to spoil your ballot and vote in-person instead, and surrender it to your precinct Judge of Elections. You can then cast a regular in-person ballot.

If you do not have your mail-in/absentee ballot to surrender at your polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. This will be counted once the Election Board verifies that you did not vote by mail. 

Process for Counting Mail-in Ballots