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Apply for absentee ballots for District 2 special election before Tuesday, Jan. 27


January 20, 2009

City residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming Feb. 3 Special Election to fill the vacancy in Pittsburgh City Council District 2 must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on Feb. 3 or those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or 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.

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, Jan. 27. 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, Jan. 30.

For fastest results, visit the Elections Division and complete an application in person. Those who are properly registered will be handed an absentee ballot to vote on the spot, which only takes a few minutes.


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