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Where do I return my ballot or vote in person?

Pennsylvania voters have options on how to return their mail ballot: by mail, at a drop box, at their county election board, or other officially designated location. Under Pennsylvania law, voters must return their own ballots. The only exceptions to this are for voters with a disability who have designated someone in writing to deliver their ballot.

 Ballots must be received by the county board of elections before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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County Board of Election Offices

Voters may return their voted mail-in or absentee ballot to their county board of election office during that office's business hours. Ballots must be received by the county board of elections before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Find your county board of election office


Drop Boxes and Dropoff Sites

Some counties may have drop boxes. They are a safe and secure way for Pennsylvania voters to return their voted mail-in or absentee ballots. Voters may return their mail-in or absentee ballot at their county election board's designated drop box(es) or drop-off location. Ballots must be received by the county board of elections before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Services available at a drop box or drop-off location:

  • Return only your own voted ballot

NOTE: Voted ballots may also be returned at your county election office or satellite election office. The list of drop box locations will be updated as more information becomes available.


Satellite County Election Offices

Some county election boards might open satellite offices to offer county residents added convenience. These satellite locations may be open additional hours, including weeknights and weekends. Each satellite location has a secure ballot receptacle to store voted mail-in and absentee ballots submitted at the location. 

Services available at a County Election Office or Satellite County Election Office:

  • Register to vote (not offered at all satellite locations)
  • Vote early in person
    • Apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot
    • Vote your ballot, once your application is verified
    • Return a completed ballot
  • Return a completed ballot that was mailed to you.

Check your county’s website for information


Frequently Asked Questions

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