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Still need a plan to vote? Allegheny County is offering plenty of options to get your ballot submitted before Nov. 3.

The Elections Division of Allegheny County is expanding hours for its office and lobby, starting on October 26. There, voters can apply and receive their mail-in or absentee ballot, or return their completed ballot.

There will also be additional election offices open starting this coming weekend.

“It’s the mail-in/absentee ballot process, but all in one place/time,” explains Allegheny County Communications Director Amie Downs. “Voters will apply, elections will process and issue a ballot if the voter is eligible, and the voter can complete the ballot, seal it in the envelopes and return it there in one shot.”

For a complete statewide list of ballot drop boxes and dropoff sites, and satellite county election offices, go here.

The hours for the Allegheny County Elections Office, at 542 Forbes Avenue, 6th floor, Downtown Pittsburgh, are:

Tues.-Fri. Oct. 20-23: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. Oct 25: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 26: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tues.-Fri., Oct. 27-30: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 31-Nov. 1: CLOSED
Mon.-Tues., Nov. 2-3: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lobby hours, for ballot return only:

Tues.-Fri., Oct. 20-23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 25: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 26: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 27-Nov. 2: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 3: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Additional Elections Offices

Hours: Sat., Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 25: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601, Downtown Pittsburgh, 15219

• Boyce Park Ski Lodge, 790 Center Road Pittsburgh, PA 15239

• CCAC Allegheny, 845 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

• CCAC South, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

• North Park Ice Rink, 1200 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford, PA 15090

If you have already applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot, you cannot apply again at the Elections offices.

State law requires that voters must return their own ballot, and not those of others. Masks or face coverings are required.

Voters who have made errors or lost their security or declaration envelope may get replacements at the offices.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, all 1,323 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will still be able to vote. Voters are asked to wear masks. Those who arrive without masks will be offered one.

Michael Machosky

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