Attention Philly Voters! If you voted by mail-in/absentee ballot, make sure your ballot isn’t flawed, now!
Friends, as you all know, there is so much at stake this election and the last thing you want is for your mail-in or absentee ballot to not be counted due to a mistake.
However, it appears as though that could be the case for many unless you take action now.
The Philadelphia Board of Elections says it has mail-in/absentee ballots from voters that have been administratively determined to lack a signature on the declaration envelope or lack a written date on the declaration envelopes.
In addition, the board has mail-in/absentee ballots from voters who wrote a date that may be potentially incorrect under the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s recent decision.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A FLAWED BALLOT:
The Philadelphia Board of Elections has put together several lists of Philadelphia residents who returned flawed ballots in PDF or Excel formats here:
No signature: (pdf) or (xlsx)
No date: (pdf) or (xlsx)
Potentially incorrect date: (pdf) or (xlsx)
Not enclosed in a Secrecy Envelope (a.k.a. Naked Ballots): (pdf) or (xlsx)
HOW TO FIX IT:
Request a replacement ballot at the County Board of Elections office in City Hall Room 140 today, November 7, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, or tomorrow, Election Day, from 7:30am to 7:30pm to avoid having your ballot potentially rejected!
If you can’t make it to the board’s office due to a disability, you may authorize a designated agent to pick up a replacement ballot and/or return a completed ballot using the Designated Agent Form.
Please share this information with your friends and family! Don’t let your vote go uncounted due to a mistake on your ballot!
And if you haven’t voted by mail and instead are voting in person, make sure you head to the polls tomorrow to make your voice heard!
Polls are open from 7am to 8pm and remember, if you are in line by 8pm, you have the right to cast your ballot.
FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: Atlas | phila.gov or Polling Place Information (pa.gov)
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to my district office at 215-879-7777 or contact the Philadelphia County Board of Elections at 215-686-3469.