The last day to register to vote in the General Election is Oct. 24.
Uniontown, PA - Fayette County citizens should remember proper mail-in and absentee voting procedures this upcoming Election Day.
The last day to register to vote in the General Election is Oct. 24, and the last day to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is Nov. 1. The Fayette County Election Bureau is now located at 2 West Main St. in Uniontown (the former Gallatin Bank Building).
Election Bureau Director Marybeth Kuznik said every mail-in and absentee ballot packet includes a green paper with instructions for completing the voting process. A completed ballot includes three main components:
- The actual ballots; filled in with black pen - preferably black Sharpie.
- The secrecy envelope containing the ballot; without which the ballot is considered “naked” and unable to be counted.
- The outer envelope with the Election Bureau’s address; which must be signed and should be dated.
Kuznik said anyone waiting until Nov. 1 to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot may not have enough time to mail the ballot for receipt before the Nov. 8 deadline. However, a voter can bring their own ballot directly to the election bureau before 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters may only bring their own ballot to the Election Bureau and cannot deliver another person’s ballot without filling out the required paperwork for applicable exceptions, which can be found at www.vote.pa.gov. Only one ballot can be placed in each voter envelope.
Interested Fayette County citizens can still register to become poll workers by calling the Election Bureau at 724-430-1289. For more information, visit www.fayettecountypa.org/230/Election-Bureau.
To learn more about Fayette County, visit www.fayettecountypa.org.
Image attached: Election Day Graphic
This communication, among other initiatives, is funded through the 2016 Fayette County Local Share Account (LSA) in cooperation with the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Fayette Chamber of Commerce, The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Fayette, The Redstone Foundation and other partners. This funding has been designated for the continued promotion and marketing of Fayette County, PA.
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