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Montgomery County Announces Ballot Drop-Box Locations

Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021
 
11 Drop Boxes will be stationed throughout the County for the May 18 election starting May 1.
 

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Board of Elections announced it will install 11 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County to help voters meet the May 18 Primary Election deadline. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be dropped off starting Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Ballots placed in the secure ballot boxes will be delivered daily to the Montgomery County Voter Services by County Sheriffs, and date stamped when they are received.

Voter Services Satellite Offices will also be available on weekends beginning May 1 for any voters that prefer to apply for their ballot in person before the May 3 deadline to apply. Residents can apply for a mail-in ballot, receive it, complete it and place it in a secure ballot box at these locations. Montgomery County will operate locations in Norristown, Willow Grove, Narberth, Lansdale and Pottstown. Appointments are not required. Voters can visit any location. Voter Services Satellite offices are available until May 11 based on the schedule below. 

“The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is May 11 by 5 p.m., we urge voters to apply immediately to ensure adequate turnaround,” said Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Voters can also check the status of their mail-in ballot online by visiting www.montcopa.org/VoteByMail.” 

Ballot status will update when the Election Board has received it. All mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021

Any voter who was approved for a mail-in or absentee ballot and later decides to vote in person may do so. Voters should bring their ballot and envelopes to the polls with them to be voided by a poll worker, enabling the voter to vote in person. If a voter does not bring their mail-in ballot they can fill out a provisional ballot, which will only be counted once after verification that the Election Board has not received a mail-in ballot. 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, some polling locations were moved. Final polling locations are being continuously updated and will be posted at www.montcopa.org/VoteInPerson. For public health and safety, please wear a mask. Voting stations and equipment will be cleaned throughout the day, and social distancing guidelines will be implemented.

 

2021 Primary Election Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations and Hours of Operation:

Secure drop-off boxes are available 24 hours a day at the following locations. 

Cheltenham
Township Tax Office: 8230 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
*DO NOT PLACE BALLOT IN TAX OFFICE BOX. BALLOT BOX WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 1*

Lansdale
District Court 38-1-28: 430 Pennbrook Parkway, Lansdale, PA 19446

Lower Merion
Ludington Library: 5 South Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Norristown
Montgomery County Airy Street Parking Lot: Corner of Airy and DeKalb Streets, Norristown, PA 19401

Pottstown
Montgomery County Community College - South Hall: 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

Royersford
Victory Park Parking Lot: 2nd & Arch Street, Royersford, PA 19468

Skippack
Montgomery County 4H Center: 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA 19474

Upper Dublin
Upper Dublin Library: 520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Upper Frederick
Green Lane Park Office: 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane, PA 18054

Upper Merion
Upper Merion Township Building: 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Upper Moreland
Willow Grove Annex: 102 N York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Voter Services Satellite Offices will be available during the following days and times:

Lansdale County Office
421 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

Available on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 9 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Magisterial District Judges Office of Lower Merion
925 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072

Available on Sunday May 2 and Saturday May 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Montgomery County Community College Pottstown
101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

Available on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 9 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Willow Grove Annex
102 N. York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Available on Sunday May 2 and Saturday May 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Norristown: Voter Services Office
One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Saturday May 1 and Saturday May 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Before dropping mail-in or absentee ballots into the drop-off box, voter must make sure their completed ballot is placed inside the smaller, secrecy envelope first. Then, put the sealed secrecy envelope into the official return envelope and complete the voter declaration on the back. Ballots that are not in both envelopes cannot be counted per Pennsylvania Election Code. Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Election Code, voted ballots may only be returned by the individual voter and not by any other individuals. All drop box locations are monitored using CCTV video surveillance. Anyone depositing a ballot that does not belong to them will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office. 

Full press release on County website.

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