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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Montgomery County Reminds Voters of Upcoming General Election Deadlines

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Elections wants to make residents aware of the upcoming deadlines to register to vote and apply to vote by mail.  

“We encourage everyone to check their voter registration. Every election is important. The offices on the ballot this year impact education, the justice system and everyday quality of life issues,” said Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr., Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. 

2021 General Election Deadlines: 

  • Monday, October 18, 2021: Last day to register to vote in the General Election  
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by 5 p.m.: Last day to apply for mail-in or absentee ballots 
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021: General Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021: Last day to receive military and overseas absentee ballots

Registering to Vote & Updating Voter Information: Residents must be registered to vote or make any changes or updates to their voter registration by October 18, 2021 to vote in the General Election on November 2, 2021. To check your voter registration information, visit www.montcopa.org/VoterRegistration

Absentee & Mail-In Ballots: Residents must apply to vote by mail by October 26. Ballots are being mailed daily to voters who have been approved. Sample ballots can be viewed at www.montcopa.org/VoterServices

Secure Ballot Drop Boxes: Eleven secure ballot drop boxes will be available starting on October 16 for residents to drop off completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots. Ballots placed in the secure ballot boxes will be delivered daily to Montgomery County Voter Services by County sheriffs, and date stamped when they are received.  

Satellite Voter Services Offices: The County will operate satellite offices in Lansdale, Willow Grove, Pottstown & Lower Merion. Any resident can visit an office location to register to vote or update their voter registration (by October 18), apply to vote by mail, or receive their mail in ballot “on demand.” No appointments are needed. Voters can also return their mail-in or absentee ballot to a satellite office during operating hours. The Voter Services primary office at One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown can also provide these services from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday October 16 and 23. The primary office will also be open until 5 p.m. on October 26 which is the deadline to apply for mail-in or absentee ballots.  

Residents can find operating hours & exact locations for secure ballot drop boxes and satellite offices at www.montcopa.org/VoteByMail.  

“Our polling locations and poll workers will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines for anyone who wishes to vote in person,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Whether you are looking for your polling location, need to apply to vote by mail, want to view sample ballots or find office locations & operating hours; you can visit our website or call our Voter Services team at (610) 278-3280 to build your voting plan.” 

Voting in Person: Residents who plan to vote in person can visit www.montcopa.org/VoteInPerson to find their polling location, answers to frequently asked questions, and information about the role of each person working within a polling location. The General Election will be held on November 2, 2021, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.  

To learn more, visit Montgomery County Voter Services Frequently Asked Questions

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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