Friday is the deadline for absentee ballots in Pa.

Eric Walter
November 02, 2018 - 10:46 am
Minnesota election officials count absentee ballots

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Voters who can't make it to the polls in person on Tuesday, Nov. 6, may submit an absentee ballot. Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day for voters to get them to their county boards of elections. 

It's too late to mail them, so anyone who still has an absentee ballot must visit his or her county office in person on Friday by 5 p.m. 

Those in active duty in the military have until Nov. 5 to send it in.

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Demand for absentee ballots in Philadelphia has been high this year. There were long lines at the Philadelphia City Commissioner's office as last as Tuesday, which was the last day they were available to voters. 

Commissioner Lisa Deeley told KYW Newsradio's Pat Loeb that the line at her office was as long as it was for the 2016 presidential election. This is notable, because voter turnout in midterm election years is usually lower than in presidental election years. 

People who may vote by absentee ballot include college students, those traveling for work of vacation, people with disabilities, members of the military, and those who have a conflict because of areligious holiday. 

The Pa. Department of State website has further details.