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Absentee ballot deadline here, Knoxville polling places change

 


The Allegheny County Elections Division announced that voters in affected voting districts have been notified by mail, but there are two South Pittsburgh area polling place locations that have changed since the April primary.

In South Pittsburgh new polling places are:

30th Ward, District 1, will vote at Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, 201 Rochelle Street.

30th Ward, District 3, will vote at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road.

Residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming general election are reminded that applications must be completed, signed and received before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on November 8, or those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or physical disability. Applicants will be expected to provide basic voter registration information and to specify the reason for applying to vote absentee.

Although the deadline to apply is November 1, citizens who must vote by absentee ballot are encouraged to submit their requests as early as possible. Applications may be made in person at the Elections Division between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and registered voters who complete the application in person will be handed an absentee ballot which can be completed on the spot. The office is at 542 Forbes Avenue in Room 601 of the County Office Building in downtown Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15219). Registered voters may also call the Elections Division at 412-350-4520 to request an application.

The downloadable request form can be found at the Department of State’s website, VotesPA.com, and must be completed and received by the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. An absentee ballot will be mailed to the applicant. The completed absentee ballot must be received by the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.

All those voting by absentee ballot will be required to provide a Pennsylvania Driver’s License number, PennDOT ID number or the last four digits of their social security number. If none of these are available, a photocopy of an acceptable photo ID must be included. A list of approved, alternative types of identification is available at VotesPA.com. If in doubt, voters may call County Elections, 412-350-4520, or the VotesPA toll-free number, 1-877-VotesPA (868-3772), regarding acceptable ID.

Residents who intend to vote in the General Election may verify their registration and look up their polling place online at the county’s “On Election Day” webpage, http://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections/on-election-day.aspx. Sample ballots will also be available at that site.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, polling places will open at 7 a.m. and will remain open continuously through 8 p.m. First time voters in a district are reminded they must provide proof of identification pursuant to federal and state law. The list of approved, alternative types of identification is available at VotesPA.com. If in doubt, voters may call County Elections, 412-350-4520, or the VotesPA toll-free number, 1-877-VotesPA (868-3772), regarding acceptable ID.

 

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