Delaware County Elections Prepares to Open Ballot Drop Boxes

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Released: May 1, 2023

Voters reminded to call the Election Hotline if they have not received their Vote-by-Mail Ballot

As a reminder, the Delaware County Bureau of Elections completed the mailing of more than 28,000 vote-by-mail ballots on Thursday, April 20, for the upcoming May 16, 2023 Primary Election.

All vote-by-mail ballots requested by April 7 have now been mailed to voters. If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot before April 7, 2023, and have still not received it, please call the Delaware County Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE (8683).

Delaware County voters who are casting a Vote-by-Mail ballot can return their completed ballot immediately through USPS (either through their mail carrier or at any USPS postal office). Voters can also cast their ballot immediately at the ballot drop box located on the ground floor of the Government Center Building, located at 201 W. Front Street in Media. The drop box is open 24 hours a day.

Beginning Monday, May 1, voters will also be able to return their Vote-by-Mail ballot at any of the more than three dozen Delaware County ballot drop box sites located in municipalities across the county. Most drop box sites will be open 24/7. The complete list of sites, including hours of operation, are available at

Voters must only return their own ballot. The only exception is to assist a disabled voter or an emergency absentee voter, which requires a declaration form (available on the Delco Votes! website) signed by the voter and by the person returning the ballot. Ballots must be properly marked, sealed, and returned to ensure that they are counted.

All ballots must be received by the Delaware County Bureau of Elections by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 16.

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