Mark Dodel, BSN, MBA, RN (retired)

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Are you ready to vote?

57 Days until Election Day and less than 30 Days until Mail Ballots are ready. Are you ready to vote? This is the most important election of our life time. We need every vote to win. So we ask that every voter have a plan to vote. Everything you need to vote you can find on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website https://votespa.com

First check online to make sure your Voter Registration is correct. Go to: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

The last day to register to vote or change your voter registration data is Monday, October 19th. If you need to register or correct your information you can do that online at: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx

In Pennsylvania you have 3 ways to vote, thanks to changes to the Pennsylvania election law last year and this year.

1. You can vote in person at your polling place on Tuesday, November 3rd. The polls are open from 7am until 8pm. As long as you are in line before 8pm you are allowed to vote.

2. In Pennsylvania you can vote in person at the county election office once they have the ballots printed. Just request your mail ballot in person at the county election office, fill it in and return it there. No dealing with COVID at the polls. County Election Office at the County Administration Building, 1 Quaker Plaza, Room 105, Stroudsburg, weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm. But be aware that ballots won't be available until sometime late in September or even early October, so you should call before going there. (570) 517-3165.

3. Or you can request your Mail Ballot online to vote by mail at http://VoteAtHomePA.com The last day to request a Mail Ballot is Tuesday, October 27th,, but DO NOT WAIT. You can mail back or return in person, your voted ballot by Election Day, November 3rd, before 8pm, but DO NOT WAIT. Mail your voted ballot back ASAP or drop it off at the County Election Office at the address above. And be sure to correctly fill in the required items on the outer envelope including signing your name. That is used to verify that you are the person who voted.

Once you have requested your ballot you can check the status of your ballot online at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/ballottracking.aspx

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