OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION
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FOR MILITARY AND OVERSEAS CIVILIANS
The deadline to apply for civilian absentee ballots for the General Election is November 1st. Completed ballots must be returned to the Bureau of Elections no later than November 4th. Based on a recommendation from the United States Postal Service, voters are strongly encouraged to mail applications no later than October 25th and ballots no later than October 28th, to ensure timely delivery.
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Last day before the 2016 General Election which official applications for civilian absentee ballots may be received by the County Board of Elections.
NOTE: A voter may appear in person at the Bureau of Elections any time prior to the deadline to make application for a civilian absentee ballot. Voters may also hand deliver applications on behalf of other voters in the same way they may deliver an application to register to vote. However, the ballot itself may only be delivered to the voter himself or herself. In other words, if you are the applicant, you will receive only your ballot and not that of anyone else.
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
All voted absentee ballots; except those received from military and overseas electors, and emergency absentee electors, as defined by law, must be received by the county board of elections by 5:00 PM on this day to be counted.
NOTE: A voter may appear in person at the Bureau of Elections any time prior to the deadline to deposit their own voted ballot into a ballot box for such purpose. On the day of the deadline, voters also have the option of placing the proper postage upon the voted absentee ballot and giving it to the postal worker at the public counter of the main branch of the post office on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The postal worker will hand cancel the postage and hold it for a representative of the Bureau of Elections who will collect those voted absentee ballots for processing at 4:45 PM.
NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE MAY BE MADE