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York County offers drop box access before Election Day

The York County Board of Elections will provide access to a secure drop box for citizens to submit their mail‐in or absentee ballots before and on Nov. 3.

A secure drop box for mail‐in or absentee ballots will be available outside the front of the Administrative Center on the following dates/times:

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, 1 to 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

On these dates, the right lane of East Market Street will be closed to accommodate voter traffic.

 

Beginning Oct. 1 and running through Nov. 2, this secure drop box will be available for voters to submit their mail‐in or absentee ballots during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The drop box is stationed outside at the front door of the York County Administrative Center at 28 E. Market St., York, PA 17401, which is the headquarters of the county’s Elections and Voter Registration office. The drop box is monitored by York County Sheriff’s deputies during business hours. The drop box is also under 24-hour video surveillance.

On Nov. 3, the day of the General Election, the drop box will be stationed outside on the sidewalk in front of the Administrative Center for walk‐up and drive‐up access. Voters can submit their mail‐in or absentee ballots in this drop box until 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Ballots submitted into the secure drop box must be properly sealed in both envelopes that come with the mail‐in or absentee ballots. No identifying markings or party affiliation can be evident on the inside envelope or secrecy envelope, on which is printed Official Election Ballot. If there are marking that would identify the voter or their party affiliation on the secrecy envelope that ballot cannot be counted.

Voters may only submit their ballot and are not permitted to bring other voters’ ballots in to the drop box or the Elections office.

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