Lehigh Valley voters face two important deadlines Tuesday

Written by on October 26, 2020

 Lehigh Valley voters face two important deadlines Tuesday

By Jen Rehill

October 26, 2020

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Pennsylvania voters are coming up on two important deadlines tomorrow. WLVR News Director Jen Rehill has more. 

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Tuesday, Oct. 27 is the last day for early in-person voting in the commonwealth. Lehigh Valley voters can cast their ballots through 8 p.m. tomorrow night, at county election offices in Allentown and Easton.

Tomorrow is also the last day to request a mail-in ballot. The deadline is 5 p.m., again at the county election offices. 

Click here for more resources on mail-in ballots and early in-person voting.

Speaking Friday, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said officials have approved nearly 3 million mail-in ballots so far – and nearly half have already been returned.

“70% of counties have already received more than 50% of their mailed ballots back. And for context, at this point in the primary, less than 30% of ballots had been cast statewide.”

Given those record-breaking numbers, Boockvar is encouraging all mail-in voters to return their ballots now, and in person, to county drop boxes as soon as possible. She recommends against mailing them at this point, due to possible delays. 

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