WHTM-TV 27 (ABC): Make sure your mailed ballot counts for the primary election

Voting by mail is safe, secure and convenient. Former Dauphin County election director Jerry Feaser is working with other election experts to remind voters to follow a handful of simple instructions to avoid minor errors that could potentially disqualify their ballots. He discussed the issue during a recent interview with WHTM-TV 27 (ABC).

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have applied to vote by mail in the April 23 primary election, according to the Department of State, which unveiled redesigned mail-in ballot materials for this election cycle to decrease voter confusion that can lead to completed ballots being rejected. April 16 was the last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot before the primary election.

Minor voter errors, like voters writing in their birthdate instead of the current date, forgetting to sign their ballot return envelope, not sealing the ballot in a privacy envelope or not returning the ballot to the county by 8 p.m. on April 23, could lead to a voter’s ballot being rejected.

With the new redesign in place, and with voters starting to fill out and return their mail-in and absentee ballots, election experts like Feaser want to make sure voters have the information they need to fill out their ballots correctly. Voters with questions about how to fill out their ballot should contact their local county election office.

Click HERE to watch the entire WHTM-TV 27 (ABC) news package.


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