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29,000 mail-in ballots delivered to Centre County voters

BELLEFONTE — The voting process continues in Centre County.

According to Michael Pipe, chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, more than 29,000 mail-in ballots have been received by Centre County voters.

Pipe called the process a “well-oiled machine” and said that feedback has been “all positive.”

Pipe said that more than 600 poll workers are “ready to go” for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. However, Monday, Oct. 19 is the final day to register for the 2020 general election. Tuesday, Oct. 27 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot.

For those with a mail-in ballot, there are implicit instructions for completing the mail-in ballot. Centre County Government reminds voters to fill out the ballot completely, re-fold the ballot and place it in the smaller “secrecy” envelope. Seal the smaller envelope, place it inside the larger envelope, seal it and sign the voter’s declaration on the back of the envelope. Then, simply drop it in the mail or take it to a secure drop box location.

The drop box locations in Centre County are: Willowbank Building in Bellefonte, Centre Hall Magisterial District Justice Office, Ferguson Township Building, Patton Township Building, Philipsburg Magisterial District Justice Office, State College Borough Building and the HUB-Robeson Center (coming soon).

The mail-in ballots will not be opened until Election Day.

“(There will be) 250-plus people working on the vote-by-mail processing room on Nov. 3 starting at 7 a.m. opening ballots,” Pipe explained.

Throughout Pennsylvania, there are 8,893,188 registered voters. A total of 2,278,267 have requested mail-in ballots. Of those, 1,755,940 are Democrat, 67,238 are Republican and 299,946 are classified as “other.”

For more information about voting in Centre County, visit www.centrecountyvotes.com.

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