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§ 3302. Application for absentee ballots

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 25 Pa.C.S.A. ElectionsEffective: March 18, 2002

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 25 Pa.C.S.A. Elections
Part IX. Conduct of Elections
Chapter 33. Voting Procedures
Effective: March 18, 2002
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3302
§ 3302. Application for absentee ballots
(a) General rule.--Notwithstanding the provisions of Part IV (relating to voter registration)1 or the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L. 1333, No. 320),2 known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, the following persons may make application for an absentee ballot by sending a letter or other signed document to the county board of elections in the county in which the person's voting address is located:
(1) A registered elector who is unable to attend the polling place on the day of any primary or election because of illness or physical disability.
(2) A registered elector who expects to be absent from this Commonwealth or the municipality of residence because duties, occupation or business require the elector to be elsewhere the day of any primary or election.
(3) A county employee who cannot vote due to duties relating to the conduct of elections.
(4) A person who will not attend a polling place because of an observance of a religious holiday.
(b) Contents of letter or document.--The letter or document under subsection (a) shall provide the same information as is provided on forms prescribed by the secretary.
(c) Review and processing.--The letter or document shall be subject to the same schedule as other applications for absentee ballots and upon receipt by the county board of elections shall be reviewed and processed in the same fashion as other applications for absentee ballots.
(d) Application prepared by political party.--An absentee ballot application form containing the same information as that contained on the form prescribed by the secretary, which was prepared or distributed by a political party and signed by a registered elector, shall be deemed for all purposes as valid and shall be reviewed and processed by the county board of elections in the same manner as applications on forms prescribed by the secretary and supplied by the county board of elections.

Credits

2002, Jan. 31, P.L. 18, No. 3, § 1, effective in 45 days.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
Act 2002-3 legislation
Section 6 of 2002, Jan. 31, P.L. 18, No. 3, effective in 45 days, provides:
“The addition of 25 Pa.C.S. Pt. IV [25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1101 et seq.] and 25 Pa.C.S. § 3302 shall be deemed a continuation of the act of June 30, 1995 (P.L. 170, No. 25) [25 P.S. § 961.101 et seq.], known as the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act. The following apply:
“(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), any difference in language or organization of sections between 25 Pa.C.S. Pt. IV and 25 Pa.C.S. § 3302 and the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act is intended only to conform to the style of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and is not intended to change or affect the legislative intent, judicial construction or administration and implementation of the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act.
“(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any of the following:
“(i) The addition of the definitions of “district register,” “general register,” “qualified elector,” “registrant,” “registration records” and “Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors” in 25 Pa.C.S. § 1102.
“(ii) The addition of 25 Pa.C.S. §§:
“(A) 1201, 1203(a), (h), (k) and (l), 1222 and 1223;
“(B) 1301(a), 1322(a) and (b), 1323 (a), (b) and (c), 1324, 1326, 1327(a), 1328 and 1328.1;
“(C) 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404 and 1405;
“(D) 1501, 1502, 1503 and 1514;
“(E) 1602(a);
“(F) 1702, 1705, 1707(a), 1709, 1711 and 1712;
“(G) 1801, 1803 and 1804; and
“(H) 1901, 1902 and 1904.
“(iii) The repeal of section 321 [25 P.S. § 961.321] of the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act.”
Prior Laws:
1995, June 30, P.L. 170, No. 25, § 5102, (25 P.S. § 961.5102).

Footnotes

25 Pa.C.S.A. § 1101 et seq.
25 P.S. § 2600 et seq.
25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3302, PA ST 25 Pa.C.S.A. § 3302
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 76
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