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Posted on: October 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wayne County Offers Election Facts & Frequently Asked Questions

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HONESDALE -- Every registered voter may chose to participate in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election: 1) in person or 2) voting by mail.

For detailed information about the election and voting, visit the PA Department of State elections page to check your registration status; find your polling location; request voter registration forms, absentee or mail-in ballots.

If you request a mail-in ballot, complete it carefully. Instructions are provided to help voters avoid common mistakes that may result in ballots being ineligible to be counted. If you have concerns about postal delivery, request your mail-in ballot now and vote it as soon as you are able. You may also request a mail in ballot in person at the Elections Office in the Wayne County Courthouse at 925 Court Street in Honesdale. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on regular business days. Please note, masks and ID are required. 

If you prefer to drop your ballot off in person, you may drop it in a secure drop-box in the lobby of the Wayne County Courthouse during courthouse hours, or in the Elections Office on the 3rd floor. The Elections Office will be open to the public until 8 pm on election night, Tuesday Nov. 3, for voters to drop off ballots.  

If you requested a mail-in ballot, but show up at the polling location on election day, you will be denied access to vote if you have already voted and returned your ballot. If you did not return the ballot, then you must surrender the complete mail-in ballot package sent to you (including return envelope, your ballot, and secrecy envelope). After completing attestation paperwork, you will be cleared to vote in person. 

If you do not have ALL of the ballot packet with you, you must surrender what you have, complete attestation paperwork, and a provisional ballot will be issued. The provisional ballot process allows voters the opportunity to vote, even if voter eligibility is not confirmed at the polling location. Provisional ballots are reviewed by the Director of Elections and presented to the Board of Elections shortly after election day. For this reason, provisional ballots are not counted on election day and will not be counted for a minimum of 3 days. The eligibility of provisional ballots is confirmed, or otherwise, through this process. The provisional ballots deemed eligible will be counted. Ineligible provisional ballots will not be counted. 


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