More mail-in ballot drop boxes coming to Montgomery County to help voters meet Election Day deadline

Jim Melwert
June 01, 2020 - 2:30 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  Montgomery County is adding more drop-off boxes to collect mail-in ballots. The move comes as Pennsylvania counties struggle to deal with hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballot requests amid the pandemic.  

The Montgomery County elections board voted to add another five boxes for people to drop off mail-in ballots in Lower Merion, Lower Providence, Whitemarsh, Upper Dublin and Cheltenham.

The boxes will set up on Election Day from 9 a.m to 8 p.m.

“These locations were selected because they are centrally located in areas of the county where we have the largest concentrations of outstanding mail-in and absentee ballots,” explained John Marlatt, the county’s assistant solicitor.

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The move passed 2-1, with Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale voting against it, calling it too little too late and saying it will just confuse voters.

These five drop boxes in Montgomery County are in addition to boxes already in place in Norristown, Green Lane, Willow Grove, Pottstown and Lansdale.

Bucks County has collection boxes at the county government buildings in Doylestown, Levittown, and Quakertown until 6 p.m. Election Day.

Chester County has boxes in West Chester, Coatesville, Longwood Gardens, Kimberton Fairgrounds, Warwick County Park, and Battle of the Clouds Park in Malvern.

Delaware County officials say they will have mail-in drop-off boxes at all polling places.

If you didn’t get your mail-in ballot in time or if you sent it back but are worried it didn’t get back in time, you can go to your polling place and request a provisional ballot.