Hand Deliver Your Mail-in Ballot
URGENT FROM PA DEPT OF STATE (Oct 29): Voters who have not yet cast their mail or absentee ballot are urged to hand-deliver their voted ballots as soon as possible to their county election office or other county drop off location or drop box. Ballots must be delivered by 8pm on Election Day but the sooner the better. Voters should no longer use postal service delivery as it is too late to guarantee your ballot will be delivered in time.
* You can track the status of your mail-in ballot by
* If you received a mail-in ballot, but choose to vote in person, you can take your entire unmarked ballot packet with you to your polling place and tell the Judge of Elections you now prefer to vote in person. The entire ballot packet consists of the ballot, the secrecy envelope and the mail envelope. The Judge will mark your mail-in ballot void and give you a regular, in-person, ballot.
* Otherwise, vote in person at your polling location. Vote early, if you can. If you are in line to vote before 8pm, you will be allowed to vote.
* Vote - your life depends on it!
Ballot Drop Off Boxes
Berks County has two drop boxes. The main one is located at County Service center, 623-655 Court Street, Reading, M-F 8 am - 5 pm. You can park in the Service Center driveway when you drop off your ballot - put your flashing lights on to avoid a ticket. You can only drop off only YOUR ballot, NOT spouses, children, etc. On Election Day this drop box will be available from 7 am - 8 pm.
Starting on Monday October 19, there will be an additional drop box at the Ag Center, Bern Township, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport. PA 19533.
Drop off times are M-F 8 am - 5 pm. On election day the drop off time is extended till 8 pm. Deputies from the Sheriff’s department will be on duty at this site.
Note: Berks County residents may only use a Berks County Drop Box. A ballot dropped in another county's ballot box will not be counted.
Watch the following video on how to fill out your mail-in ballot and return it. Follow these directions carefully to avoid having your ballot disqualified.
* If you have immediate concerns about the mail-in ballot or voting in general please contact the PADEMS Hotline at 1-833-728-6837.
Or check out the PA Dems Voter Frequently Asked Questions. Click here.
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