Is Your Name On Lists That Identify Incorrectly Dated Ballots in Pittsburgh?
Voters in Allegheny County can still have their ballots fixed in time to have their vote counted.
If you’re one of the hundreds of voters who sent in mail-in or absentee ballots to the Allegheny County Elections Division with the wrong date on the outside envelope, there’s still time to “cure” or fix your ballot.
But you will have to hurry.
In an order on Saturday, the state Supreme Court declared that mail-in ballots with dates of Sept. 19 to Nov. 8, 2022 and absentee ballots with dates of Aug. 30 through Nov. 8, 2022 are properly dated.
Election bureau workers have segregated all others, per court order. It has two lists: voters whose declaration envelopes were returned with no date and voters whose declaration envelopes were returned with an incorrect date.
Those lists, in both Excel and PDF formats, are posted via a link on the main Elections Division webpage. The lists contain the voter’s name, municipality, precinct, ZIP code and birth year.
If your name is listed, you have two options: Come to the elections office — 321 County Office Building (3rd floor), 542 Forbes Ave., Downtown — to “cure” or fix your ballot. You must bring a photo ID. The office is open until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m on Election Day, Nov. 8.
Voters also can go to their regular polling places on election day and vote provisionally.
Those who do nothing will not have their ballot counted.
Voters unable to travel to the elections office due to a disability can authorize a designated agent to cure their ballot on their behalf by using a Designated Agent Cure Form. The designated agent will need to present the original form, signed by the voter, as well as their own photo ID to Elections officials.
Voters who choose to vote provisionally will go to their regular polling place and will be given a provisional ballot to cast. This ballot is returned to poll workers, rather than being scanned at the polling place.
Provisional ballots are researched and processed during the Return Board process which begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.
If you did not get an email confirmation from your elections office that your mail-in or absentee ballot was received, check the state ballot tracking website. Type in your name, birthdate and county and it will tell you when your ballot was received and its status.