by Barbara Codispoti
You should always follow the script on thrutalk as faithfully as possible. These blog posts are meant to provide helpful information for callers.
This is part two of a series on calling PA for Joe Biden. See my earlier post “For Biden Volunteers: Tips for Calling PA (Week 1)“
We are in the final and most important month to turn out the vote!
Early In-Person Voting
Early voting begins 10/6 and is open through 10/27 (the final day). They should contact their county Board of Elections or go to Iwillvote.com/pa for early voting sites and open hours.
If they have not already requested a mail-in ballot, they can go to an early in-person voting site and request an absentee or mail-in ballot at that time and complete it and hand it in right there. Then they will have voted.
Remember, if a voter has requested a mail-in ballot and has not received it within 10 days, they need to check on the status of the ballot with their board of elections. That is because that voter must bring the mail-in or absentee ballot AND both envelopes with him to prove he is not voting twice. He should not go to the early voting site until he has received his mail-in ballot. If election day comes and he has still not received his mail-in ballot he needs to go in-person and vote by a provisional ballot.
Remember, if a voter has received a mail in ballot and then decides to vote early or in person on Nov 3rd, then that voter must bring the mail-in or absentee ballot AND both envelopes with him to prove he is not voting twice.
Request Mail In Ballots by 10/13
If they are planning to return their ballot by regular mail they should request their ballot no later than October 13th. (After 10/13, they should do early in-person voting or vote on election day.)
They can request a ballot by going to Iwillvote.com/pa or VotesPa.com/mailballot or calling their county elections board. Then, they can return their ballot by:
- Putting it into regular mail (USPS) ASAP
- Taking it to a Ballot Box (also known as a dropbox)
- Hand delivering it to an early voting site, OR
- Hand delivering it to their county Board of Elections office.
How to Get Specific Locations
For locations of ballot boxes and early polling sites, they can go to Iwillvote.com/pa or call their county Board of Elections.
Filling out the Ballot for Mail-In or Absentee Ballot.
- Follow instructions carefully and sign with their normal signature as this will be compared to a signature on file.
- Insert completed ballot in secrecy envelope and seal it.
- Place the secrecy envelope in the return mail envelope and make sure to sign that envelope where indicated. Again that signature will be compared to the one on file.
Any questions, please contact us. The PA Voter Information Hotline is 1-833-728-6837.