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Tidbits for Medicare Open Enrollment and Voting Information

10/28/2016 - PARCR Admin

Medicare Open Enrollment Reminder

Medicare's annual open enrollment period began Saturday, October 15th and continues until Wednesday, December 7th. Any new coverage selected takes effect January 1st, 2017. To assist beneficiaries, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging APPRISE program offers educational events and counseling. Pennsylvania's APPRISE counselors are trained to help Pennsylvanians understand their Medicare benefits, sort through their options to find the best one for them, and successfully complete the enrollment process. Upcoming events

Voting Information

You may still request an absentee ballot and also get further information on how to vote via absentee ballot. In Pennsylvania, the absentee ballot application must be requested by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st, and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th.

Pennsylvanians will be voting or U.S. president/vice-president, one of two U.S. Senate seats, U.S. House of Representatives, half of the state Senate and the entire state House of Representatives. Pennsylvanians will also be voting for state-wide offices: attorney general, auditor general and state treasurer.

Here's what you need to know about casting ballots in the upcoming election:

  • Polling times: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Polling loctions: Search your voting location on the state voting website.
  • Voter identification: Needed only if voting in a precinct for the first time.

If you have any questions, please contact Ana Meyers at (717) 790-3948 or ana@leadingagepa.org.

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Election Reform Act 77

5/6/2020 - PARCR Admin

Act 77

On October 31, 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into law. Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting. Most voters can now vote by mail-in ballot, and voters will have more time to register to vote and to return their absentee or mail-in ballots. On March 27, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules Pennsylvania’s primary election from April 28 to June 2 due to the COVID-19 emergency. Voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot rather than going to their polling place on election day. Mail-in ballot applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 26, 2020. If a voter has already applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot, they do NOT need to reapply.

Here are some tips on how to apply:

You can go to https://www.votespa.com and scroll down to and click on: Election Reform Act 77. Then scroll down to and click on: apply for absentee or mail in ballot. You can fill out an application to apply for a ballot or download an application to mail in.

Another option is to go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ In the list on the left, scroll down to and click on: Mail in Ballot Application. I have attached an application which can be downloaded and printed. Both websites provided more information about the new process and the change in the date of the election.

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