Vote 'on demand' in Northampton County forward of Could 17 main election

EASTON, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s main election is Could 17, however there are a variety of the way voters can get their ballots in forward of time.

On-demand voting began Monday in Northampton County.

“It is similar to voting a mail-in poll besides you stroll in and also you’re on the counter, and voter registration people show you how to, they provide the poll,” mentioned Lamont McClure, Northampton County government.

If residents of the county have not but registered for a mail-in poll, they’ll come to the federal government middle, vote and switch in all required papers, all in the identical go to. The federal government middle is positioned at 669 Washington Avenue in Easton, and hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On-demand voting is open April 25 by way of Could 10.

“I encourage people who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, or who did not join their mail-in poll, to seem at their voter registration workplace and vote ballot-on-demand,” McClure mentioned.

He says he understands there are a variety of people that imagine voting ought to solely happen in particular person on Election Day, however —

“The Pennsylvania legislature a number of years in the past, and the Republican majority, handed Act 77 to permit mail-in voting and to permit ballot-on-demand voting,” McClure mentioned.

He is reminding people that following the legislation is extraordinarily necessary, and errors cannot be made.

“If you don’t use your secrecy envelope or you don’t signal and date it, it won’t be counted. Your vote won’t be counted. So you should comply with the instructions,” McClure mentioned.

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Mail-in poll voters throughout the state not using on-demand voting have till 8 p.m. on Election Day to ship in particular person, or the poll should be postmarked by Election Day and obtained inside 3 days after Election Day if mailed.

On-demand voting for Lehigh and Berks counties has not but been introduced. Additional particulars on when this course of will start in Lehigh and Berks counties could possibly be put out later this week.