Released: October 16, 2020
The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has released the preliminary list of 32 ballot drop box locations, located in municipalities across the county. By 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, each of the 32 ballot drop boxes will be open and accepting ballots from Delaware County residents.
The ballot drop boxes, approved by the County and purchased with funds provided by a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, are designed to provide a safe, sound and secure method of voting to augment traditional in-person voting and vote-by-mail options also available to residents of Delaware County.
The convenient drop boxes allow residents to vote without the need for in-person interaction or a reliance on mail carriers during COVID-19 pandemic. Voters can cast their vote* with confidence while practicing social distancing outdoors.
Unlike the requirement that in-person voters must vote at a specific polling place, Delaware County voters can use any ballot drop box in the county, in addition to the three ballot boxes located at the Voter Service Centers in Media, Upper Darby, and Chester.
Each of the ballot drop boxes is safely secured in place, locked and sealed, and under 24/7 video surveillance. Completed ballots will be retrieved daily by County election personnel.
The list of locations is available on the Delco Votes! website at delcopa.gov/dropbox.
* Voters should be aware that, per Pennsylvania state law, the third-party return of ballots is prohibited unless the person returning the ballot is rendering assistance to a disabled voter or an emergency absentee voter. Such assistance requires a declaration signed by the voter and the person rendering assistance. Copies of the form can be found at delcopa.gov/vote