Frequently Asked Questions Regarding June 2, 2020 Primary

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1. What is the status of the 2020 Pennsylvania Primary?

The Pennsylvania Primary has been moved to Tuesday, June 2nd.

The application deadline to apply for a ballot is May 26, 2020. You can submit that application online or by printing out and mailing a copy to the Delaware County Bureau of Elections as follows:

Email is DelcoElection@co.delaware.pa.us

Mail to address is 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063


2. I already applied for an absentee ballot, (intended to be on vacation or away at school) and now plans have changed, but I do not want to go to my precinct and vote what can I do?

You will need to submit a new mail-in application to the Bureau of Elections with a proper “mail to” address before the application deadline of May 26, 2020. You can submit that application online or by printing out and mailing a copy to the Delaware County Bureau of Elections as follows:

Mail to address is 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063


3. I applied for an absentee or mail in ballot but need to now change the location where you should send the ballot?

You will need to submit a new absentee or mail-in application to the Bureau of Elections with the corrected “mail to” address before the application deadline of May 26, 2020. You can submit that application online or by printing out and mailing or emailing a copy to the Delaware County Bureau of Elections as follows:

Email is DelcoElection@co.delaware.pa.us

Mail to address is 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063


4. I applied for an absentee or mail in ballot but have not received my ballot yet, when should I expect it?

The Bureau of Elections is processing all applications. Ballots may not be issued until a certification is received from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State and until all court issues are resolved. Currently, several cases still before state Courts may affect the Delaware County ballot. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus we are not sure of an exact mail out date. However, regardless of the status of court challenges, absentee and mail-in ballots will go out not later than two weeks prior to the date of the Primary Election (i.e., by May 18th for a Primary on June 2nd). You may call the Bureau to verify we received your application and when the ballot will be mailed or check on our website for updates. We will post a notice on the web site when ballots begin mailing.


5. I need to file a campaign finance report, but the County building is closed to the public, what can I do to complete the filing?

PA law allows filers of campaign finance reports to mail reports to the supervising office/s and they will be considered timely if they are post marked the day prior to the deadline to file. Also, due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19, if reports are filed late in the Delaware County Bureau of Elections, the Board of Elections has agreed to take into consideration the specific circumstances prior to issuing late fees.

An updated report filing calendar is posted on the Bureau’s website. You may also find on our website the notice that Governor Wolf signed a temporary waiver of notarization requirements for Campaign Finance Reports and Statements. The address is, https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/campaignfin.html


6. I filed a petition to fill a vacancy on my District Election Board (poll worker), I have not received notice if the Court approved my filing?

Due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19 the Courts are limited in the matters they may hear. The Court will advise the Bureau of how to proceed with such petitions once the Courts are reopened for business as usual. If necessary, the Board of Elections may emergency appoint the filer, allowing them to serve for the 2020 Primary.


7. What is the last day to register or update my registration information for the June 2, 2020 Primary?

The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the June 2, 2020 Primary is May 18, 2020. You can submit that application online or by printing out and mailing an application to the Delaware County Voter Registration Office as follows:

Mail to address is 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063


8. If I can’t return my mail-in or absentee ballot in person because of a health-related condition (including concern of contracting COVID-19). What can I do?

Please follow these steps:

Step 1: Fill out your ballot, seal it in the privacy envelope, and then seal the privacy envelope in the outer envelope. The outer envelope must be signed as indicated in the instructions you received with your ballot.

Step 2: Print and complete the Designation of Agent to Assist Disabled Voter in Voting by Absentee or Alternative Ballot form, available here: https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/pdfs/DesignatedAgentFormbyVoter_Non%20Emerg.pdf. Anyone you choose can serve as your Designated Agent, so long as they can accurately sign the Certification of Agent form (see Step 3).

Step 3: Have your Designated Agent print and complete the Certification of Agent form, available here: https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/pdfs/CertificationOfDesignatedAgent.pdf.

Step 4: Your Designated Agent should take the signed, sealed envelope containing your ballot and both forms (see Steps 2 and 3) to one of the main-in ballot drop boxes. A list of ballot drop box locations and times they are available can be found here: https://www.delcopa.gov/pdf/2020PrimaryConsolidation.pdf

Step 5: Your Designated Agent should hand the two completed forms (see Steps 2 and 3) to the person monitoring the ballot drop box and then drop the signed, sealed envelope containing your ballot into the mail-in ballot drop box. For polling place drop boxes person monitoring the drop box will be the Judge of Elections at that polling place. The courthouse the drop boxes are monitored by the Park Police at the security area next to the drop box.



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