Reminder! By law, military/overseas absentee ballots that arrive by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday after Election Day are eligible to be counted.
To register to vote and/or apply for an absentee ballot as a military or civilian overseas voter, you can complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Return the signed form (as an email attachment) to UOCAVA@co.delaware.pa.us or mail the form to:
Delaware County Bureau of Elections
2501 Seaport Dr. Suite BH120
Chester, PA 19013
The deadline to register to vote is TWO WEEKS before Election Day, and a ballot request must be received at least one day BEFORE Election Day. For more information, see the Federal Voting Assistance Program guide for Pennsylvania.
You may select to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, fax, or mail. Once you receive the ballot, mark it and submit it for delivery by mail no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day BEFORE Election Day. The Bureau of Elections must receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots no later than 5:00 p.m. ONE WEEK after Election Day.
If you do not receive your absentee ballot in time to return it to participate in the election, you can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). This is an official backup ballot that is blank, meaning it does not include the names of any candidates. It can only be used if you have already submitted an FPCA request, and a FWAB will only be counted if we do not receive your absentee ballot by the deadline.