The Chester County Board of Elections has approved a number of measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the November 2020 Election. Those measures include the placement of 11 locations for secure drop-off of mail-in and absentee ballots, as well as the addition of two satellite election offices.
From Tuesday, Oct. 13, drop-off locations will be open for all county residents who choose to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot to securely return their completed ballot in-person. These locations include 10 libraries in the county, plus the Chester County Government Services Center on Westtown Road in West Chester. Two further libraries – Henrietta Hankin Library in Chester Springs and the Oxford Public Library – will serve as satellite election offices to the main Voter Services Office in West Chester.
“Across our state, this is an election like no other, with first-time factors coming into play,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz. “The first general election in PA allowing mail-in voting, combined with the impact of a global pandemic, means that we have carefully considered and taken steps to ensure everyone can vote safely and securely, whether it be by mail or in person.”
The two satellite election offices, based in Chester Springs and Oxford, will allow voters to formally request and receive a mail-in ballot in-person, as well as submit their completed mail-in ballot there.
The address and opening time for the satellite election offices and the secure mail-in ballot drop boxes can be found by clicking here. Included on the portal is an interactive map that allows voters to enter their address to find the satellite election office and secure drop-off locations closest to them.