HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians who won’t be able to vote in person this fall will be able to apply online for absentee ballots for the first time.
The Wolf administration said Monday voters can use the new site next week, for absentee ballots in the Nov. 5 election.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Health Department To Begin Using Pfizer Vaccine
Applicants will need a PennDOT driver license or ID number, although that is expected to change next year. It will also be expanded in 2020 to military and overseas voters.
The online option will add convenience to an existing system that requires applicants to fill out paper forms and deliver them by hand or mail to county elections offices.READ MORE: Suspected Drug Dealer From Hazelwood Facing Up To 40 Years In Prison
Critics have argued changes to Pennsylvania’s comparatively strict absentee voting rules would make voting easier and more widespread.
Applications will be accepted starting Monday, Sept. 16.
To get to the application and for more information on voter registration, visit Pennsylvania Voter Services at this link.MORE NEWS: Car Flips Onto Its Roof On 40th Street Bridge
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