Every registered Allegheny County voter to receive mail-in ballot application

PITTSBURGH — Every registered voter in Allegheny County will receive a mail-in ballot application for the June 2 primary election, according to county officials.

“Last month, it became clear that we would not be able to conduct a typical election," County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said in a news release.

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The Division of Elections will be mailing a mail-in ballot application along with a postage-paid, addressed envelope to return the application. Voters can also apply online for the ballot, which offers email updates on the status of their application and ballot.

Allegheny County has 1,323 polling locations and requires 6,615 poll workers. That breaks down to five people per location. County officials said the majority of poll workers are seniors who have been canceling or are expressing health concerns. Also, polling locations like schools, churches and senior facilities have expressed concerns with opening their locations to the public.

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As of early Friday, over 71,000 absentee and mail-in applications had been received from Allegheny County voters.