Gov. Wolf urges voters not to wait to apply for mail-in ballot

Tony Romeo
May 04, 2020 - 6:56 pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) Gov. Tom Wolf is urging people who wish to apply for a mail-in ballot to do so now if they wish to vote in the upcoming June 2 primary. While the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is not until May 2, he is urging people not to wait. 


The governor said nearly a million people have already applied for a mail-in ballot and he admits he is concerned about timely counting of those ballots. He notes that originally, counties were only allowed to begin canvassing those ballots when the polls close.

“The legislature has moved it up to 7 a.m. on election day, but I would love to see it moved up way before that,” he said. 

The governor also emphasizes that polling places will be open for those who wish to vote in person, and efforts will be made to keep polling places safe, but residents should be on the lookout for possible location changes. 

To apply for a mail-in ballot, go to For questions or assistance, call 1-877-VOTESPA.