HONESDALE, PA — More than 7,000 Wayne County residents can expect to receive mail-in ballots for this year’s General Election by Wednesday, September 30, according to Bureau of Elections …
HONESDALE, PA — More than 7,000 Wayne County residents can expect to receive mail-in ballots for this year’s General Election by Wednesday, September 30, according to Bureau of Elections director Cindy Furman.
A recent PA Supreme Court decision, which removed Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins from the ballot, allowed election bureaus throughout PA to finalize their ballots and get them out to residents. At this week’s Wayne County Commissioners meeting, Furman also reported that her office is receiving more than $25,000 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a group which is giving millions to election offices around the country to help them prepare for November 3.
Furman said that Wayne County's share of the money will go toward a new ballot drop box at the front of the courthouse; recruitment funds, hazard pay and training for poll workers; rental and cleaning expenses for polling places; two temporary staffers; and vote-by-mail equipment and supplies.
“We will have a valid election this year,” Furman promised the commissioners, ahead of what is sure to be a historic election, no matter to outcome of the races.
The final day to register to vote in this year’s election is Monday, October 19. The final day to apply for either mail-in or civilian absentee ballots is Tuesday, October 27.