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Election News Weekly Update – 04-15-2021

Allegheny County has received around 90,000 applications for mail-in ballots.  The first batch of ballots will begin to be mailed on or around April 22nd.  Ballots are mailed in the order the applications are received. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is May 11th. You can find links to request the mail-in ballot, registration, and other important dates in the list on the right.

Absentee Ballot envelopes have changed. The external envelope now only requires a signature and date.

There will be no satellite drop-off locations during this election, however, the County building will accept ballot drop-offs in the lobby during normal business hours.  On May 12th, 13th, 14th,  and 17th, the lobby will be available from 8 am – 8 pm. On election day, May 18th, the lobby will be available from 7 am – 8 pm.

REMINDERCIVILIAN POSTMARKS NO LONGER COUNT. YOUR BALLOT *MUST* BE RECEIVED BY 8 PM ON ELECTION DAY. Military overseas ballots will be accepted up until May 25th but must be postmarked by May 17th.

While there are some polling location changes in Allegheny County, there are no location changes in Bethel Park at this time. We will update you if that situation changes.

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May 2021 Primary Election – Important Dates

An important change to elections this year and going forward – POSTMARKS NO LONGER APPLY TO CIVILIAN BALLOTS. Any election materials you return must be received by their designated due date and time or they will be discarded and your vote will not count.

The 2021 Primary Election in Pennsylvania will happen on Tuesday, May 18th. In-person voting will be open from 7 AM – 8 PM.

The last date to register to vote in the May 18th election is May 3rd.  Registration applications must be received by 6pm.  You can register online at PA Voter Services. If you prefer to register by mail, you can download the registration application here and mail it or deliver it in person to the Allegheny County Elections division at 542 Forbes Ave, Ste 609, Pittsburgh PA 15219-2913.  POSTMARKS NO LONGER APPLY. Paper application must be received by 5 pm on May 3rd.

You can check your registration status and your polling location at VotesPa.com. We will also be updating this page with any changes to polling locations as we learn them. As of April 8th, no polling location changes have been announced.

Mail-In Ballot Requests can be made online at VotesPA. If you previously requested a mail-in ballot, you may receive an application for a mail-in ballot automatically for every election.  Simply fill out this form and return it before May 11th, 2021.

Mail-In ballots must be received by 8 pm on May 18th. Postmarks no longer apply to civilian absentee ballots.  Overseas military ballots will be accepted up until May 25th provided they were postmarked no later than 11:59 pm on May 17th.

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