Here are Some of the Changes Being Made to Mail-In Ballots in Bucks County

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The county made changes to their mail-in ballots, similar to the one pictured above.

With primary elections just on the horizon, officials in Bucks County have made a few changes to this year’s mail-in ballots. Jim Melwert wrote about the ballots for KYW Newsradio.

As a precaution to ensure privacy, Bucks County will have a yellow privacy envelope for those voting by mail, as well as a hole punched in the outer return envelope. This will allow election workers to see if someone forgot the privacy envelope.

Bucks County Elections Director Thomas Freitag hopes that this will lessen cases of “naked ballots”, which are ballots returned without a privacy envelope. With the primary elections being held on May 16 and the deadline to register to vote on May 1, those voting by mail have until May 9 tho request the mail-in ballot.

“Then, depending on what the error is, they could either sign it, date it,” he said. “If it was naked, we’d be able to issue them a new ballot to correct that by them coming into our office.”

Read more about the ballots at KYW Newsradio.


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