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Primary Election 2013: Deadline Nears for Absentee Ballots

Applications must be completed and returned to the Allegheny County Elections Division by no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

The deadline for Baldwin-Whitehall residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming May 21 primary election is Tuesday, May 14.

Applications must be completed and returned to the Allegheny County Division of Elections by no later than 5 p.m. that day.

Absentee ballots are available for registered voters who will be absent from their municipalities on May 21 or for those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or physical disability.

Applications can be requested through the mail or, for fastest results, requested and filled out in person at the county elections division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. If properly registered, voters will be handed an absentee ballot to vote on the spot, which only takes a few minutes.

Eligible voters may also obtain an absentee ballot application by visiting www.votespa.com or by calling 412-350-4520.

An absentee voter will be required to provide a Pennsylvania driver's license number, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ID number, the last four digits of his or her Social Security number or a copy of an acceptable photo ID when applying.

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