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Almost 1,000 mail-in ballots for Tuesday’s election in Allegheny County have been rejected, but it’s not too late to take action to have your vote counted.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled over the weekend that mail-in and absentee ballots with no dates or incorrect dates should not be counted in this year’s election. 

Mail-in ballots with dates of Sept. 19 through Nov. 8 are considered properly dated and absentee ballots with dates of Aug. 30 through Nov. 8 are correctly dated as well. However, ​​mail-in and absentee ballots with no date or improper dates be separated and will not be counted. 

To alert voters to the issue, on Sunday night Allegheny County posted a list of voters whose ballots won’t be counted on Election Day on Nov. 8.  

Affected voters have two options: 

Go in person to the Elections Division office located on the third floor of the County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Downtown, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8. Voters must bring a photo ID.  

Voters may also visit their local polling place, where they will be provided with a provisional ballot. These ballots are set aside to be reviewed several days after Election Day.

Voters unable to travel can use the county’s Designated Agent Cure Form to help remedy the issue. 

Here are the lists of rejected ballots:

Voter ballots not dated

Voter ballots incorrectly dated 

Jason Phox

Jason Phox is a journalist in the Pittsburgh area working towards sharing important information with the people of the Steel City. I enjoy writing, photography, and mostly comic books.