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§ 3507. Timeliness and scope of ballot application

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 Pa.C.S.A. ElectionsEffective: December 24, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 Pa.C.S.A. Elections
Part IX. Conduct of Elections
Chapter 35. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 24, 2012
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3507
§ 3507. Timeliness and scope of ballot application
(a) General rule.--A covered voter may apply at any time before an election for a military-overseas ballot.
(b) Standing request.--
(1) An application for a military-overseas ballot for a primary election shall be considered a standing request for a military-overseas ballot for a special election, a general election or a municipal election, occurring subsequently to the primary election in the same calendar year.
(2) A county election board shall provide a military-overseas ballot to a voter who makes a standing request for each election to which the request is applicable.
(c) E-mail address information.--
(1) A county election board shall provide an opportunity for each covered voter who registers to vote after the effective date of this section to furnish the county election board with an e-mail address unless the information has already been provided by the covered voter. A separate mailing shall not be required for the county election board to comply with this paragraph. Any contact the county election board has with a covered voter who registers to vote after the effective date of this section in which the voter's e-mail address is requested is sufficient.
(2) An e-mail address provided by a covered voter may not be made available to the public or any individual or organization other than an authorized agent of the county election board and shall be exempt from disclosure under the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L. 6, No. 3),1 known as the Right-to-Know Law.
(3) The e-mail address may be used only for official communication with the voter about the voting process, including transmitting military-overseas ballots and ballot materials, if the voter has requested electronic transmission, and verifying the voter's mailing address and physical location.
(4) A special request for an e-mail address shall describe the purposes for which the e-mail address may be used and include a statement that any other use or disclosure of the e-mail address is prohibited.

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2012, Oct. 24, P.L. 1490, No. 189, § 1, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2012].
UNIFORM LAW COMMENT
Many states accept regular absentee ballot applications up until just a few days before an election, or later. Because military and overseas voters can use electronic transmission methods both to request and to receive blank ballots, this section allows them to take advantage of an application deadline close to the election.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Uniform Law:
This section is similar to § 8 of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act. See Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or Uniform Laws Annotated on Westlaw.

Footnotes

65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3507, PA ST 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3507
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 76
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