Hurricane Sandy: State extends deadline to receive absentee ballots

Updated at 10:30 a.m.: Ron Ruman, spokesman with the Pennsylvania Department of State, confirmed that this order covers York County.

So the deadline for the county to receive absentee ballot applications is 5 p.m. today, and the deadline for the county to receive the absentee ballots is 5 p.m. Monday.

Reported earlier: Gov. Tom Corbett today ordered the deadline for county election offices to receive completed civilian absentee ballots to be extended until 5 p.m. Monday for voters in any county where the board of elections was closed to the public because of Hurricane Sandy this week, according to a news release.

The extension applies on a county-by-county basis.

Earlier this week, Corbett extended the deadline for county election offices to receive absentee ballot applications by one day for each day a county election board office was closed because of the storm.

As a result of that order, the deadline for York County voters to apply for an absentee ballot has been extended until 5 p.m. today. York County closed offices at noon Monday and all day Tuesday.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections, said in the news release that voters may mail absentee ballots to their county election office, or deliver the ballot in person.

For more information on filing absentee ballot applications, visit

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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