Released: October 20, 2023
Voters reminded the deadline to request a mail/absentee ballot is Tues., Oct 31
Delaware County Elections announced that all Delaware County Ballot Drop Boxes* are now open, providing voters with more than three dozen locations to return their completed mail/absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 7 Municipal Election.
Voters can visit the Delco Votes! website at DelcoPA.gov/DropBox for a complete list of drop box locations, including hours of operation. While most sites are 24/7, voters are asked to check the complete list of sites on the website to confirm addresses and times of operation. The Delco Votes! website also provides the location in map format and as a downloadable single-page PDF.
Delaware County voters may use ANY of the more than three dozen Delaware County Ballot Drop Boxes. Voters also may return completed mail/absentee ballots through the U.S. postal service (no postage required). All ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 7.
As of October 20, the Delaware County Bureau of Elections has processed more than 40,000 mail/absentee applications and, through Fri., Oct. 20, had received 10,700 returned mail/absentee ballots.
Delaware County Elections reminds voters to properly mark, seal, and return their mail/absentee ballot to ensure that the ballot can be counted. Voters must follow these steps:
If a mistake is made in completing and sealing the ballot, voters can call the Delaware County Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE (8683) for guidance. Voters also may visit the Delaware County Voter Service Center in Media to receive a replacement ballot or envelope.
As a reminder, mail/absentee ballots are sent only to voters who have completed an application for a mail ballot in 2023, which must include valid ID. Applications are available on the Delco Votes! website. Voters may verify the status of their ballot on the PA Department of State website at Vote.PA.Gov/MailBallotStatus.
The deadline for Pennsylvania residents to request a mail/absentee ballot is Tues, Oct. 31. Applications can be completed online (DelcoPA.Gov/VBM) or in-person at the Delaware County Voter Service Center in Media. Delaware County registered voters who apply for a mail/absentee ballot but do not receive their ballot within 5 business days need to call (610) 891-VOTE (8683) or visit the Voter Service Center.
Voters are reminded that they may return only their own ballot. An exception is allowed only to assist a disabled voter or an emergency absentee voter and requires a declaration form signed by the voter and by the person retuning the ballot. This form is available on the Delco Votes! website at DelcoPA.gov/DropBox.
Delaware County residents may visit the Delco Votes! website at DelcoPA.Gov/Vote for additional election news, information, and reminders. Individuals can register to vote for the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election until Oct. 23.
Voters with questions may call our Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE or visit the Voter Service Center at the Government Center in Media. The Voter Service Center is open:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, from 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
* The Upper Chichester Drop Box will NOT open on Monday, October 23, due to the need to replace camera equipment. Voters in that area may use the nearby Post Office in Boothwyn or any other County Drop Box, the nearest being in Lower Chichester and Concord Township.