Released: September 8, 2020
Secure voting ballot boxes were delivered to Delaware County on September 8 and are being housed in a warehouse.
Last month, the Delaware County Election Bureau contacted all municipalities to ask them to accept a ballot box to assist voters seeking to return absentee and mail-in ballots. Some municipalities have already accepted the boxes, some have declined and some are in the process of deciding.
Residents can check with their municipality on the status of a ballot drop box. Once all ballot box placements are confirmed, the County’s website will be updated with ballot box locations and hours of availability for those boxes that are not located outside. The County anticipates installing the drop boxes later this month and will begin accepting ballots beginning on October 1. Ballot boxes will be under video surveillance and will be emptied once a day by County employees.
Ballot boxes are just one way residents can exercise their right to vote.
Options to vote in the 2020 General Election:
Vote in person at your polling place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Vote by mail or absentee ballot – return your Delaware County ballot
by US Mail
by dropping it at a Delaware County drop box
return it to a Delaware County Election Office
Vote “over the counter” at a Delaware County election office or mobile voting location: request, fill out and return a mail in ballot in one stop.
Detailed information on ways to vote will be posted on the County’s website later this month.