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STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST HOW TO VOTE INFORMATION

Delaware County Election Bureau

VOTESPA.COM – EPICENTER OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Ways to Vote in the 2020 General Election

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Note for In-person voting:

Your usual Radnor voting location may be subject to change due to adjustments required for COVID-19. Check back here once finalized 2020 voting locations are finalized. (Here is the tentative list of polling places as of 9/24/20.)

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Note for vote by mail:

Communicate to your friends and neighbors that they can vote by mail, but they must meticulously follow the directions, or their ballot will not be counted!! A few important points:


There is no longer a “straight ticket” box to check. You must mark the ballot for every office.
• You should not place your ballot in the mail after October 15 th – take it to the Drop Box at the township building or directly to Media. Official list of Delco list of Drop Boxes.
• You must seal your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put that secrecy envelope into the larger envelope or it won’t be counted! (please read the directions carefully).
What is a Naked Ballot?


If you receive your ballot late, you have the option of bringing it to the drop box at the Radnor Township building or voting at your polling location by bringing your mail in ballot and having your Judge of Elections destroy your ballot and you may then vote as normal. If you prefer to vote in person despite applying for the mail in ballot (and you haven’t received it) then you may negate your request online when updated here:

https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau/pdfs/2020/PADOS_PermStatusCancellationForm.pdf

For more general questions, please go to https://www.delcopa.gov/electionsbureau

Return your vote by mail ballot by:

  1. Sending it in the mail. Allow time for delivery ¬– the ballot must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  2. Delivering it in person to a County election office (you may only hand-deliver your own ballot). Check back on this page for a list of approved locations and hours. The Bureau of Elections office at 201 W. Front Street in Media is currently open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
  3. Depositing it one of Delaware County’s approved ballot drop boxes. A list of locations for official county drop boxes will be available soon.
    Seal your voted ballot in the provided privacy envelope and then the official return envelope. Make sure to sign and date the declaration on the outside of the return envelope. (Note: Radnor is discussing this option with tentative thoughts for the box to be placed at the township. Check back here if a finalized option is created. Notice as of 9/18/20.)

It’s important to know your vote is final once your county receives your voted mail ballot. However, you may cast a regular in-person ballot at your polling place by surrendering your mail ballot and envelope to the judge of elections to be voided.

What is an election drop box? (Guidance paper from the Federal Government)

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…………………………Headlines

Elections officials will count Pennsylvania mail ballots around the clock until they’re done – Philadelphia Inquirer (9/18)

Voting victories for Democrats in Pa. might have closed the door on more election reform – Philadelphia Inquirer (9/18)

Democrats land legal wins on mail ballot deadline, drop box use in Pennsylvania

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Receive a FREE Biden/Harris lawn sign when you pick up your packet! WE also have Deb Ciamacca and Jenn O’Mara signs!!

Just sign up here: bit.ly/imls-lit-drop

If you can only make it in the afternoons on Sundays, the bagged literature and maps will be left on tables in the garage. BUT, these items go fast!!

See you there! Thank you.

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RADNOR AND COVID-19

MaskUpRadnor!: A Community Health Information Campaign

Campaign poster

7 Steps to Health

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CANDIDATE FORUMS

Three candidate forums are being coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County, Radnor Township and Lower Merion & Narbeth this fall, one for a state senate seat and two for state house seats. The events are free of charge and will be live streamed on Youtube. To receive a link to attend one or all the events, and to submit any questions you may like to suggest, click on the link(s) provided below. Note that each link is event-specific; if you wish to join the live stream for more than one forum be sure to register for each one of interest.

PA Senate 17th

Wednesday, Sept. 16 – 7:00 pm

Amanda Cappelletti (D) and Ellen Fisher (R)
Register here

PA House 165th
Thursday, Sept. 17 – 7:00 pm
7:00
Incumbent candidate Jennifer O’Mara (D) and challenger Robert Smythe, Jr. (R)  
Register here

PA House 166th
Sunday, October 4 – 3:00 pm
Gregory Vitali (D) (Incumbent) and Christine Boyle (R)
Register here

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Democratic National Convention | 2020

Joe Biden’s Speech

Kamala Harris’ Speech

Barack Obama’s Speech

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Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President – Learn more

Please Support Biden / Harris – Donate Here

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATES RUNNING TO REPRESENT RADNOR TOWNSHIP

MARY GAY SCANLON -Pennsylvania 5th Congressional District

JOSH SHAPIRO – PA Attorney General

NINA AHMAD – PA Auditor General

JOE TORSELLA – State Treasurer

AMANDA CAPPELLETTI – Pennsylvania State Senate District 17

JENNIFER O’MARA – Pennsylvania State House District 165

GREG VITALI -Pennsylvania State House District 166

Learn about the candidates

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Important New Dates for the 2020 General Election


October 19: Last day to register to vote before the primary election.
October 27: Deadline to sign up for an absentee or mail-in ballot . Your county election office must receive your application before 5 p.m.
November 3: Election Day
7:00 a.m: Polls open.
8:00 p.m: Polls close.
8:00 p.m: Deadline for your county election office to receive your voted absentee or mail-in ballot.

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The Radnor Democrats strongly encourage the vote by mail option for the November General Election.

Information on the mail-in vote process in a step by step format with links is here. (click)

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Helpful links:

Eligible to vote?

Find your voter registration status

Apply for a Mail-Ballot On-Line (Jenn O’Mara’s Step by Step Guide – download how to)

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Here’s the difference between absentee voting and mail-in voting, which is important to know for your purposes:

Absentee voting: This applies to you specifically if you plan to be out of the municipality where you are registered to vote on election day — or if you have a disability or illness that prevents you from getting to the polls. You’ll need to list a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.


Mail-in ballot: If you’re not an absentee voter, you can vote by mail. You don’t need a reason to request this ballot. You can get one simply because you want to mail in your vote to ensure you don’t need to go to the polls on voting day.

If you have a valid PA driver’s license or photo ID you can apply for your mail-in ballot online at www.votespa.com/ApplyMailBallot. You’ll be asked three questions: are you military or overseas, will you be absent from your home on Election day, and do you have an illness/disability. This is to determine whether a mail-in or absentee ballot is right for you. If you answer “yes” to any questions, you should apply for an absentee ballot. If you answer “no” to all, you will be able to apply for a mail-in ballot.

Voting in Pennsylvania – General Information – FAQ

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Tutorial Video of the County’s new voting machine

Delaware County voters will be using the Hart Verity 2.3.4 Voting System beginning in this year’s Primary Election on April 28. The system, certified by the PA Department of State, meets the Governor’s mandate for a verifiable paper trail. It includes plain text which voters can read to verify their vote before casting their ballot.

Residents can learn how to use the new machine and what to expect here:

Click for video

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March to 2020 – Event Information from Indivisible Main Line South

The Indivisible Main Line South (IMLS) March to 2020 kick-off event for the 165th (Jenn O’Mara – 1/2 of Radnor) and the 168th to Turn PA Blue and put a Democratic in the White House in 2020. Join IMLS on the 20th of every month through to November 2020. We are coordinating with both campaigns.

Details here.

March2020.org

Facebook

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Schedule for 2019-20 Radnor Democrats Meetings:
The Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room (in person meetings postponed until further notice)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (7:00 – 8:45 PM) – Zoom only

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