Pennsylvania launches online application for absentee ballots

Pennsylvania is launching a new option for voters to apply online for an absentee ballot starting with the November election. The mobile-friendly, online application site, at, goes live on Monday, Sept. 16, the first day that registered voters may apply for absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 municipal election. Since online voter registration launched in Pennsylvania in 2015, more than 1.4 million voter registration applications or changes have been submitted online. In previous elections, absentee voters’ only choice was to complete a paper ballot application and mail or hand-deliver it to their county election office for processing. “Applying for an absentee ballot online will make the process faster and more accessible for thousands of voters,” Wolf said. For more information on voting by absentee ballots, visit

Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; 9/9/2019