• Ashley Best Raiten

VOTE!


Make Sure Your Vote Counts

It’s hard to believe but Election Day is almost here. If you have already submitted your mail-in ballot THANK YOU! You can check the status of your ballot here. For all other voters find the category that applies to you below!

If you still have your mail or absentee ballot at home:

· Grab a black pen, follow the directions carefully and complete your ballot NOW. To ensure you don’t miss any steps, you can find our mail-in ballot checklist here.

· Bring your completed ballot to a drop box ASAP. Our closest drop box is at Ludington Library. The drop box is available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

· PLEASE NOTE: Drop Boxes will be closed and collected promptly at 8 p.m. on Election Day. Unlike the polls, the drop boxes will not remain open for those in line.

For those still considering taking their ballots to the polls to be spoiled, we urge you to reconsider. We encourage you to vote your ballot and return it to a drop box as soon as possible instead. Why?

· Having your ballot spoiled takes time, it is not as simple as just handing it over when you check in. In some cases, it can take as long as 10-15 minutes to complete the process.

· This slows down the line significantly, particularly if multiple voters are bringing in ballots to be spoiled. Longer lines can discourage or even prevent some in-person voters from casting their vote.

· If you still wish to vote in-person by having your ballot spoiled at the polls, be sure to bring ALL pieces of your mail or absentee ballot with you.

Drop Box Hours


SUNDAY: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

MONDAY & TUESDAY: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.


If you are voting in person on Election Day:

· Double check your precinct location here.

· The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

· Anyone in line by 8 p.m. will be able to vote.

· If you are able to vote during the “regular work day hours” we encourage you to do so. Voting mid-morning and mid-afternoon can help keep crowds down during the busy periods before work, after work and lunch hours.

· Some locations may contain more than one precinct. Don’t worry, there will be volunteers to help direct you to the right line if you don’t remember your precinct number.



If your mail or absentee ballot has not arrived, is lost, was returned but is not marked as received, or is marked as rejected:

· If your mail ballot still has not arrived, or you have lost it, you should go to Voter Services in Norristown on MONDAY and have it reissued. This is only an option if your application for a mail ballot was received BEFORE 5 p.m. on October, 27.

· If you completed and returned your mail ballot, but it is not marked as received, you should go to voter services in Norristown on MONDAY and have it reissued. You can check your ballot status here.





· If your returned ballot was marked as “rejected,” you should go to Voter Services in Norristown and “cure” your ballot. You can check your ballot status here.


If any of the above scenarios apply to you AND you are unable to get to Voter Services in Norristown on Monday, go to your polling location on Election Day and request to vote by provisional ballot.

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