Absentee Ballot

An absentee ballot is an alternative way to vote if you are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day.

How it works: Fill out the application below and mail it to the county voter registration office in the county where you are registered to vote. In a few days, if your application is accepted, you will receive a ballot. Make your selections and mail the ballot back to your county voter registration office.

  • Print the Pennsylvania absentee ballot application.
  • For the May 21, 2013, Primary Election:  The absentee ballot application may be turned in to the voter registration office between April 1 and May 14, 2013. The ballot itself for the general election must be received by the office no later than May 17, 2013. 
  • Addresses for PA county voter registration offices. For a different state, go to its Department of State website for more assistance.
  • If you would like, you may change where you are registered for each election. This means you can be registered in Meadville for the general election and Pittsburgh for the primary election. You just need to complete a voter registration form each time.
  • The due dates and form may be different for other states. Check your state’s Department of State website.

Acceptable reasons for being absent from municipality:

Situation Write this reason on application Mail to this location
Registered somewhere other than Crawford County Attending college and cannot get to my voting precinct The county voter registration office where you are registered to vote
Registered in Crawford County, but away from Allegheny College during primary election Out of the area Crawford County Voter Services
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335
Studying Abroad Studying Abroad The county voter registration office where you are registered to vote