Governor Wolf signed an executive order on Monday extending the mail-in ballot deadline for six Pennsylvania counties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil disturbances.
Deadlines for absentee and mail-in ballots in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties have been extended until Tuesday June 9th at 5 p.m.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than June 2nd. The deadline to hand-deliver absentee or mail-in ballots is still June 2nd at 8 p.m.
The Governor and Pa General Assembly postponed this years primary elections due to the COVID-19 crisis. The election dated was moved from April 28 to June 2.
More that 1.8 million Pennsylvania voters have applied for a mail-in ballot since the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an unprecedented time for Pennsylvania and our nation as we face a major public health crisis and civil unrest during an election,” said Gov. Wolf. “Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and I want to ensure that voters can cast their ballot and that it is received in time.”
The six counties included in today’s executive order are part of a disaster emergency declaration the governor signed Saturday in response to civil unrest to provide all necessary assistance to the municipalities.