Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations

Montgomery County Board of Elections will open secure ballot drop boxes throughout the County to help Montgomery County voters meet the April 23rd, 2024 Primary Election deadline. Locations and dates of operation are still being determined. 

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Before dropping mail-in or absentee ballots into the drop-off box, voters must make sure their completed ballot is placed inside the smaller, secrecy envelope first. Then, put the sealed secrecy envelope into the official return envelope and complete the Voter's Declaration on the back, taking care to sign & date the outer envelope. Ballots that are not in both envelopes cannot be counted per Pennsylvania Election Code. 

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Election Code, voted ballots may only be returned by the individual voter and not by any other individuals, unless the voter has an illness or disability that will prevent them from picking up or dropping off their ballot. In that instance, they can complete the Certification of Designated Agent form to designate another person (agent) to pick up or drop off their ballot. The first page should be signed by the other person (agent) and the second page should be signed by the voter. 

The agent may only pick up or drop off ballots for voters who are in the same household. Ballots can only be picked up at an office location with the completed Certification of Designated Agent form. Completed mail-in or absentee ballots can be dropped off by the agent at an office location or secure ballot drop box and must be accompanied by the Certification of Designated Agent form.  The form should be kept separately and not enclosed in the ballot return envelope. 

A voter who obtained their ballot using a designated agent can also return their ballot by mail. If they choose to return their ballot by mail, they do not need to include a designated agent form. 

All drop box locations are monitored using CCTV video surveillance. Anyone depositing a ballot that does not belong to them without a Designated Agent Form will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office. 

Only ballots issued by Montgomery County can be returned to a Montgomery County Drop Box. If you live in another county, you must return your ballot to that county's Election Board. 

 Voters can also return their ballots to any of our office locations during office hours. 

Photography and videography at county-run voting drop boxes are permitted, provided that such activities do not disrupt the voting process or constitute voter intimidation. News organizations and individuals are encouraged to conduct themselves in a respectful and non-intrusive manner, ensuring the unimpeded operation of the voting drop boxes and the unobstructed participation of voters.