Released: November 4, 2022
With the Nov. 8 General Election only a few days away, Delaware County Elections is reminding voters that their vote-by-mail ballot must be properly completed, sealed, signed, and dated to be counted.
Any vote-by-mail ballot — whether a no-excuse mail-in ballot or a traditional absentee ballot — that is considered “flawed” may be disqualified. Flawed ballots are those that are damaged, unsigned, undated, improperly dated, unsealed, or not placed in the “secrecy envelope” before being placed in the larger “Ballot Return Envelope.”
The Bureau of Elections is responsible for reviewing all vote-by-mail ballot envelopes that are returned in Delaware County. Vote-by-mail ballots that are reviewed and determined to be flawed are then segregated, and the Bureau attempts to contact voters by emails or letters to give the voters a chance to obtain a new ballot at the Voter Service Center. Voters who included an email address on their applications should check their inbox or spam box for such notification.
Voters who receive notification that the ballot envelope is flawed must correct the ballot in-person at the Voter Service Center, located on the 1st floor of the Government Center Building, at 201 W. Front St., in Media, PA. Voters will have the opportunity to receive a replacement ballot and complete and return their ballot during the same visit. Voters Valid ID is required.
Voter Service Center Location and Hours
201 W. Front St., Media, PA (Accessible from the Orange Street or 3rd Street entrance)
Saturday, Nov. 5: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Monday, Nov. 7: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Voters who have yet to receive their vote-by-mail ballot can check the status at delcopa.gov/ballot-tracker and may visit the Voter Service Center to obtain a replacement ballot.
Voters with questions related to their vote-by-mail ballot, or questions about any aspect of the upcoming Nov. 8, 2022 General Election are urged to call the Delaware County Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE, or visit the Delaware County election website — Delco Votes! delcopa.gov/vote.