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Today is the last day to apply for mail-in, absentee ballots


Today is the last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 municipal election.

The deadline for the county elections office to receive applications is 5 p.m. Voters can apply in person at the office at the County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St., Lancaster.

Completed ballots are due by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. A ballot received thereafter does not count, even if it is postmarked before the deadline. Election officials advise turning ballots in by hand in the last few days before an election to avoid the chance of an unexpected mail delay.

This year’s election features races for judgeships on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme courts. In Lancaster County, voters will choose county commissioners and row officers as well as numerous school board and municipal leaders.