Municipal Election Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request Deadline is Tuesday, October 26

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Released: October 21, 2021

Voters may cast a vote-by-mail ballot by mail, drop box, or at the Voter Service Center

Delaware County Elections must receive completed vote-by-mail applications no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26 from voters who have not yet applied and prefer to vote with an absentee or mail-in ballot for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election.

With only days remaining before the deadline, voters are advised to use the online “Ballot Request Application” form at, or in-person at our Delaware County Voter Service Center at the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front St., in Media.

Voters who applied two weeks ago or more and who have not received a ballot is advised to visit the Voter Service Center at the Government Center in Media to request a replacement ballot—or cancel their vote-by-mail ballot and vote in precinct on Election Day.

Voters who visit the Voter Service Center can register to vote, request a vote-by-mail ballot (or a replacement for a missing, damaged, lost or spoiled ballot), receive the ballot, complete it, and submit it during the same visit.

The Voter Service Center is located in the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front St., in Media, and is open Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed. from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. from 9 a.m. – 12 noon., and Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Voters who are unsure if they have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for this election—or have submitted an application but have to receive their ballot—are advised to contact the Delaware County Election Hotline at (610) 891-VOTE to confirm the status of their registration and ballot. The Delaware County Election Hotline is available Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Uniformed service members, their families, and citizens residing outside of the United States must complete a Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request “Federal Post Card Application,” available at

Don’t Vote Naked!

All Pennsylvania mail-in and absentee ballots that are returned without being enclosed in the “secrecy” envelope will be disqualified, per State law. Such ballots are called “Naked Ballots,” and will not be counted.

Voters are reminded to carefully follow the vote-by-mail instructions enclosed with their ballot. Their completed ballot should first be placed in the smaller secrecy envelope marked “OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT”, which then should be sealed. Next, the secrecy envelope containing the completed ballot is then placed in the larger bar-coded return envelope marked “VOTER’S DECLARATION” and then signed, dated and sealed.

Voters may return the completed bar-coded envelope via the US Post Office (the return envelope is postage-paid); at the Delaware County Voter Service Center in Media, or at any one of the more than 40 official Delaware County ballot drop boxes.

Ballot Drop Boxes

All Delaware County ballot drop boxes, in more than 40 locations across the County, are now open and accepting vote-by-mail ballots. Drop box locations are listed at Voters should be aware that, per Pennsylvania state law, the third-party return of ballots is prohibited unless the person returning the ballot is rendering assistance to a disabled voter or an emergency absentee voter. Such assistance requires a declaration signed by the voter and the person rendering assistance. Copies of this form can be found on the Delco Votes! website at

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