Elections

Absentee ballot return deadline set

Scott Soukup takes ballots out of envelopes as one of the steps in the counting of absentee ballots on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Hundreds of volunteers and election officials started the absentee ballot count for all of the Hennepin County cities in Minnesota, except Minneapolis. (Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Scott Soukup takes ballots out of envelopes as one of the steps in the counting of absentee ballots on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Hundreds of volunteers and election officials started the absentee ballot count for all of the Hennepin County cities in Minnesota, except Minneapolis. (Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) TNS

For voters who applied for an absentee ballot, the deadline to return it is 5 p.m. Friday.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the elections and voter registration office at the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.

There have been reports of hundreds of people who have not yet received their absentee ballots in the mail in Montgomery County, according to Philly.com.

But, that hasn’t been an issue in Centre County, said Joyce McKinley, director of the elections and voter registration office.

She said several applications were returned by the mail service as undeliverable, but the office then contacted the voter to verify the address.

If people voted by absentee ballot and want to change their vote, they have to go to their regular polling place on Election Day. There, the absentee ballot will be voided and they can vote as normal, McKinley said.

Sarah Rafacz: 814-231-4619, @SarahRafacz

Centre County Office of Elections and Voter Registration

Location: Willowbank Building, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Phone: 355-6703

Website: http://centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=238

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