ABSENTEE BALLOTING


§ 171.11. Absentee balloting for President and Vice President.

 (a)  An individual who would be qualified to vote in person under Commonwealth law, shall be allowed to cast an absentee ballot for President and Vice President if the individual properly submits the following affidavit:

   I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am unable to vote in person on the day of the next ensuing election by reason of absence from my voting district.

 (b)  Affirmation of absence from the voting district on election day for any reason qualifies an individual to cast an absentee ballot for President and Vice President. As under Commonwealth law, final application for an absentee ballot must be received by proper election officials within 7 days of the election; fur-ther, emergency absentee ballot provisions under Commonwealth law apply to the Presidential and Vice Presidential elector.

 (c)  A person who is otherwise eligible to vote and who affirms that he has ceased to reside in an election district in this Commonwealth and established residence in another election district in this Commonwealth or in another state within 30 days of an election for President and Vice President and is not eligible to register and vote in his new election district or state because of the recent change of residence shall be allowed to vote for President and Vice President by absentee ballot in the former election district providing that application for such absentee ballot is made within the standards set by the 1970 Voting Rights Act Amendments (42 U.S.C.A. §  1973aa et seq.) for absentee ballots.



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