Northampton County sends out annual mail-in ballot reminders

Written by on February 10, 2021

Northampton County sends out annual mail-in ballot reminders

By  Megan Frank

February 10, 2021

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pennsylvania election officials mailed out 1.8 million ballots but counted votes from more than 2.5 mailed ballots. The false statistic combines data from Pennsylvania’s June primary election, in which 1.8 million voters requested vote-by-mail ballots, and data from the general election, in which voters mailed back more than 2.6 million ballots that were counted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Northampton County has sent out 60,000 postcards to remind voters about their options when it comes to voting by mail. People who haven’t voted by mail before will need to sign up. And those who want to continue voting by mail will need to renew.

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Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure says even if a county resident opted to be a permanent mail-in voter, they still need to fill out a renewal form each year.

“State law requires us every year to send you a postcard to see if you want to stay on that permanent list. Once you’re on the list for the primary and general election of that year, you’ll get your mail-in ballot mailed to you,” he says.

McClure says people new to mail-in voting can request an application from the county election office or fill one out at

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is May 11 for the Pennsylvania primary election which will be held May 18.

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