Nov. 5th 3pm update from the Delaware County Bureau of Elections

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The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has processed approximately 104,000 vote-by-mail (mail-in and absentee) ballots as of Wednesday afternoon, with approximately 15,000 vote-by-mail ballots yet to be counted. This includes 220 vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. on Election Day and received by the Bureau via USPS on Wednesday.

Vote-by-mail ballots continue to be systematically processed. The Bureau is working to have the majority of all vote-by-mail ballots received to-date processed by end-of-day today. A small number of ballots will continue to be delivered by USPS through 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6. These will be processed as the County receives them.

The Bureau will also continue to receive and process military and overseas VBM ballots through the deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10.

The public is invited to observe the pre-canvassing and canvassing proceedings taking place at the Bureau of Elections Wharf facility by viewing the live stream that is accessible from the Delco Votes! website at

For additional oversight, one authorized representative observer of each candidate in the election and one representative from each political party have been permitted to be in the room in which the absentee ballots and mail-in ballots are canvassed.

The count of provisional ballots, included with the materials returned by each precinct’s Judge of Elections, will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. This process will likely take several days.

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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