Absentee Ballot Application
Military/Overseas Absentee Application
Absentee ballot applications may be printed from the Link at the top of this page and mailed to:
Lehigh County Voter Registration
17 S. Seventh St.
Allentown, PA 18101-2401
What I need to know about voting by Absentee Ballot due to the Voter ID Law
Who may vote by absentee ballot?
How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
You may make application for an absentee ballot by submitting (in person or by mail) a letter or application to Lehigh County Voter Registration. If submitting a letter, it should contain the following information:
Approved forms of photo ID All with valid expiration Dates are as follows:
When do I apply for an application?
What is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballot applications must be received by the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for the Primary or, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 for the Municipal Election. However, it is highly recommended that you apply as early as possible to allow time for necessary mailings. This office has no control over how or when we receive mail from USPS.
When must the ballot be returned?
All voted absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, for the Primary, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, prior to the Municipal Election. NOTE: Any voted ballot received in our office after the designated deadline will NOT be counted. Please allow the necessary time if mailing the ballot back to us.
Do I have to know my precinct in order to apply for an absentee ballot?
It is probably beneficial to know your precinct, but not necessary. If you are a qualified elector, in Lehigh County, the Voter Registration office can process your application.
Can I FAX my absentee ballot application or apply on line?
NO! The absentee voter's original, (non digitized) signature is required.
Do post marks count when submitting an absentee ballot application or when returning the voted ballot?
NO! The absentee ballot application must be in the Election Board office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Election. The actual voted ballot must be in the Election Board Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to each Election.
Is there 'Early Voting' in Pennsylvania?
No, only absentee voting.
How can I have my name placed on the permanent absentee list?
Permanently sick or disabled voters may be placed on a list to automatically receive an absentee ballot application prior to every election in which that voter is eligible to vote. Call the Voter office at 610-782-3194 for assistance.
Important Information for All Absentee Voters.
With the exception of absentee voters who have a disability or who are overseas, all Absentee Ballots must be delivered to the County Board of Elections either in person or through the U.S. Postal Service. Absentee Ballots delivered by any other means for absentee voters who don't have a disability will not be accepted or counted by the County Board of Elections. Absentee Ballots and Alternative Ballots delivered for voters who do have a disability may be delivered by a third party who has written authorization from the disabled absentee or alternative ballot voter. Absentee Ballots delivered for an absentee voter who is overseas on Election Day may be made by an overseas delivery service.