October 28th is Only Six Weeks Away!
Harrisburg, PA — Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) would like to remind local residents interested in voting in the Nov. 4 election that the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 28. These ballots must be completed and submitted to the county board of elections by Friday, Oct. 31.
Military service members may apply for an absentee ballot at any time. Completed absentee ballots from military service members must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Members of the military do not need to be registered to vote in order to request an absentee ballot.
Pennsylvania residents voting for the first time and those voting in a new precinct who would like to apply for an absentee ballot must provide identification to the county board of elections in order to receive a ballot.
Applicants who are first-time voters or who are voting in a new precinct may either submit a photocopy of an accepted form of identification with their application or submit identification to the board of elections before absentee ballots are counted.
Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
* ID issued by any Commonwealth agency.
* ID issued by the U.S. government.
* U.S. passport.
* U.S. Armed Forces ID.
* PA driverâ€™s license or ID card issued by PennDOT.
* Student ID.
* Employee ID.
Approved forms of non-photo identification must include the name and address of the elector and may be one of the following:
* Voterâ€™s identification card issued by the voter registration commission.
* Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth.
* Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. government.
* Firearm permit.
* Current utility bill.
* Current bank statement.
* Current paycheck.
* Government check.
In November, Pennsylvanians will have the opportunity to vote on several important offices including: president, a number of congressional seats, state representative and half of the state Senate seats.
People who are not yet registered to vote at all or who need to submit a change of address must do so by Monday, Oct. 6th.
Residents with additional questions regarding absentee ballot voting can contact Petriâ€™s district office at (215) 364-3414 or by visiting Petriâ€™s Web site at www.RepPetri.com.