County Commissioner Ray D'Agostino speaks during a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
County Commissioner Ray D'Agostino speaks during a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

If you have a mail-in ballot for the Tuesday, June 2, primary election, and you haven't mailed it yet, don't try mailing it now, Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D'Agostino said Friday.

That's because the county Board of Elections has to receive it by 8 p.m. on Election Day. At this point, there's no guarantee the Post Office would be able to deliver it in time.

Even if it's postmarked a day or two early, it won't count unless it arrives by the deadline.

So, voters should now deliver their mail-in ballots by hand, D'Agostino said. The other option would be to vote in person instead.

"We want everyone's vote to count," the commissioner said.

Lancaster County voters can drop off their completed mail-in ballots Monday or Tuesday at the Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St., D'Agostino said. The Government Center opens at 8:30 a.m., and will be kept open until 8 p.m. both days for ballot drop-offs, he said.

Do NOT bring your ballot on the weekend. The building will be closed and it does not have a secure external drop box, D'Agostino said.

Meanwhile, due to Covid-19, a number of polling places have been changed. The details are on the Board of Elections website, and postcards were mailed to affected voters.

There will also be signage at the closed polling sites on Election Day notifying visitors of the change, D'Agostino said.

Tim Stuhldreher