Election Division Announces Mail-In Ballots Will Be Mailed This Week

Published on April 01, 2024

Election Division Announces Mail-In Ballots Will Be Mailed This Week; Opens “Over the Counter” Voting at County Office Building Downtown Today

(PITTSBURGH) - The Allegheny County Election Division today announced that mail-in ballots for the April 23, 2024 Primary Election will be mailed to voters this week. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is April 16, 2024. Voters who are interested in voting by mail are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery. The deadline to register to vote in the April 23, 2024 Primary Election is one week from today: Monday, April 8, 2024.

Registered Allegheny County voters may also apply for a mail-in ballot and receive the ballot on the spot, also known as “over the counter” voting, starting today in the lobby of the County Office Building at 542 Forbes Avenue. Over the counter voting is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. After the April 16, 2024 deadline for mail-in voting applications, voters who need to vote prior to April 23, 2024 will need to request an emergency ballot at the County Office Building.

Voters who received their ballot in the mail may return it via the mail or at a ballot return site. Ballot return sites will be open the two weekends before Primary Election Day: Saturday, April 13 and April 20, 9:00 am -  5:00 pm; and Sunday, April 14 and April 21, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. The sites are distributed geographically across the county to give all voters easier access to a secure ballot return site.

An important reminder: each voter may only return their own ballot unless they have completed authorization forms to turn in a ballot on behalf of someone who physically is unable to vote. If a voter requires assistance in voting or returning a ballot, they should call 412-350-4500 for further information. Ballot return sites will only accept completed ballots. There are no provisions for “over the counter” voting at ballot return sites.

Voters may return completed mail-in or absentee ballots at these locations:

East End: Carnegie Public Library of Squirrel Hill
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

South: South Park Ice Rink
30 Corrigan Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

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

East: Boyce Park Four Seasons Lodge
901 Centerview Drive
Plum, PA 15239

West: 911 Call Center
150 Hookstown Grade Road
Moon, PA 15108

Mon Valley: Kane McKeesport
100 Ninth St
McKeesport, PA 15132

Completed mail-in and absentee ballots may also be returned at the Ross Street entrance of the County Office Building Monday, April 15 - Thursday, April 18 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Friday, April 19 from 8:30 am - 8:00 pm;  Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, April 21 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; the day before Election Day, Monday, April 22 from 8:30 am - 8:00 pm;  and on Primary Election Day hours are the same as the polling hours, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. Voters returning ballots at the County Office Building may park briefly on Ross Street using the lane closest to the County Office Building. All ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Primary Election Day, April 23, 2024.

Media inquiries may be directed to the Communications Office.
For contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers, visit the office website.