Gov. Wolf encouraging Pennsylvania voters to apply for mail-in ballot

Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging voters to apply for a mail-in ballot for the primary election on June 2 as Pennsylvania continues to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“There is no more important civic duty than voting, but we also want to make sure that every primary voter can cast their vote safely,” said Wolf. “This election is the first time that voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot and I encourage every Pennsylvania voter to visit votesPA.com to conveniently update their registration or apply for a mail-in ballot.”

Registered voters can apply online for a mail-in or absentee ballot at votespa.com. The deadline is 5 p.m., May 26. Voters have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to return their completed ballot.

The new deadline to register to vote or update a voter registration for the primary is May 18.

So far, 462,085 voters have applied for a mail-in ballot and 139,572 voters have applied for an absentee ballot.