Our mail-in ballots arrived yesterday, and Susan and I just got back from dropping off our completed, signed and sealed ballots at the official ballot drop box in Quakertown for Bucks County voters. There was no line, but it was a very busy place, people in and out constantly while we were there.
After all the issues regarding the United States Postal Service recently and losing some faith in their ability to deliver our ballots on time to the Board of Elections this year, we made the decision to drive our ballots to one of the three drop boxes for Bucks County — in addition to Quakertown, there are drop boxes in Doylestown and Levittown, PA. The info sheet you receive with your mail-in ballot, shown in the last photograph below, lists the address and hours for each drop box in Bucks County.
If you’re planning to drop off your mail-in ballot rather than mailing it, be sure you’re aware of the hours, since each dropbox is physically watched and is not available to the public off-hours. Right now hours are limited to weekdays during the day (8 AM to 4:30 PM), but beginning October 27 there are also evening and weekend hours. All ballots must be dropped off by 8 PM on election day, November 3, 2020. I would encourage you to drop your ballot earlier if you’re not voting in person. Ballots that are mailed via USPS must be postmarked by election day, November 3, 2020.
If you’ve ordered a mail-in ballot but want to change your mind and vote in person on November 3rd, be sure to save your ballot and take it with you. You’ll need to turn it in before you’re permitted to vote, unless you fill out a provisional paper ballot, which puts you at additional risk of your vote not being counted.
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In my email today from Bucks County:
Your ballot has been received by BUCKS County on 10/17/2020.
Your ballot status has been updated to reflect your official ballot has been received timely and recorded.
Please note: You are no longer permitted to vote at your polling place location now that you have returned your ballot timely.
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