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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules mail-in, absentee ballots in undated envelopes won’t count

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that absentee and mail-in ballots that are not dated correctly will not be counted.

The ruling orders county boards of elections to “refrain from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots [that are] contained in undated or incorrectly dated outer envelopes.”

Absentee voters should receive multiple envelopes with their ballots. Directions on how to fill them out can be found here.

The ruling goes on to direct county elections boards to save and “segregate” any of those incorrectly dated ballots.

Allegheny County officials tell Channel 11 they’ve already been setting aside undated ballots and “notifying voters who did not date ballots” of the chance to correct them.

Channel 11 spoke with three voters who agreed with the court’s decision.

If you’ve already turned in your ballot and are worried you’ve made a mistake, you can call 1-877-VOTESPA.

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