You requested your absentee or no-excuse mail-in ballot from your local election office. It was delivered in a timely fashion and you completed casting your vote(s). You folded a placed the ballot in the secrecy envelope … you placed the secrecy envelope inside the larger envelope.
You signed and delivered your envelope on time – but, much to your unknowing chagrin – your ballot may not count.
Because Act 77 – the law permitting mail-in voting – states that if you do not sign and date below the declaration on the return envelope your ballot will not be counted.
Now, the Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz campaigns will slug it out in court to determine if these ballots CAN count.
What do you think? We’d like to know.
Polls open until Thursday morning at 7 AM.
Reader Poll: Should Undated Mail-In Ballots Count?
- Yes. If the envelope is time-stamped, why does a handwritten date matter? (60%)
- No. Rules are rules. Envelopes must be signed and dated. (40%)