Secretary of State reminds voters to utilize mail-in ballot drop off boxes

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HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Time is of the essence for people who want to mail in their voting ballots. We are just four days away from the application deadline.

Even though the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 27, you really should give yourself an earlier deadline. That’s going to give more time to make sure your vote gets counted.

Voters need to return their mail in ballot no later than 8 p.m. on November 3 in order for it to be counted.

If you wait until October 27 just to apply for a mail-in ballot, you risk your ballot not being counted.

The Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, reminded voters to utilize mail-in ballot drop off boxes to submit their ballots before election day.

“Do not wait to apply for mail-in ballot. I’m urging every Pennsylvanian to vote by mail to complete their mail-in ballot and send it in this weekend, so that they can feel confident that their ballot will be recieved on time,” said Boockvar.

These drop-off boxes are located at county election offices or at another officially designated location, until 8 p.m. on election day, November 3.

The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 27, and the Secretary of State encouraged voters to not wait until the last day to apply.

“If you are planning to vote by mail ballot and have not applied, apply today. Don`t wait,” said Secretary Boockvar. “If you have your mail ballot, vote it and return it as soon as possible. Make sure that your voice is heard in this election.”

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