Requests for absentee ballots due April 19

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania voters who won’t be home to vote in the April 26 primary election have one week to submit their requests for an absentee ballot.

The requests must be completed, signed, and received by county boards of elections no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

Absentee ballots may be cast by deployed members of the military, students attending out-of-state colleges, people with illnesses or disabilities, and voters who will be away from their municipality on business on April 26.

Secretary of State Pedro Cortés said people who must vote by absentee ballot should submit their requests as early as possible. He said anyone who plans to mail their absentee ballot risks missing the deadline because of recent cutbacks by the U.S. Postal Service.

Request forms are available for download on the Department of State’s website,

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