Pa. counties hit by Sandy have absentee ballot deadlines extended

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline for county election offices to receive absentee ballots to Monday, but only in those counties were election offices shut down because of Hurricane Sandy and its remnants.

The extension, which allows ballots to be delivered up until 5 p.m. the night before the general election, also applies to any county whose election office cut its hours because of the storm.

"This action by Governor Corbett will give all voters who must use absentee ballots additional opportunity to cast a ballot," Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections, said in a press release.

In Allegheny County, the deadline for absentee ballots was extended to Tuesday at 8 p.m. by a court decision earlier this week.

Absentee ballots may be mailed or delivered in person.

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 and on Twitter @MoriahBee.


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