Deadline approaches to get absentee ballots
The Allegheny County residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming May 17 primary must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.
Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on May 17 or those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or physical disability.
Absentee ballot applications may be requested through the mail or in person at the Allegheny County Elections Division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Eligible voters may also obtain an application by calling 412-350-4520 or by visiting www.votespa.com.
Registered voters are encouraged to request their absentee ballot applications as soon as possible. Applications must be completed and returned to the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. An absentee ballot will then be mailed to the applicant.
The voted absentee ballot must be returned to the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13.
For fastest results, registered voters may visit the Elections Division and complete an application in person. If properly registered, voters will be handed an absentee ballot to vote on the spot, which only takes a few minutes.