Montgomery County Board of Elections has installed a secure ballot drop-off box in Upper Merion Township to help voters meet the November 2 General Election deadline. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be dropped off starting Saturday, October 16. Ballots placed in the secure ballot boxes will be delivered daily to the Montgomery County Voter Services by County Sheriffs, and date stamped when they are received.
Beginning October 16, 2021, the Secure Ballot Drop Box will be available 24 Hours a day until 8:00 PM on November 2, 2021.
The Secure Ballot Drop Box in Upper Merion is located at the Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
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 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.
All drop box locations are monitored using CCTV video surveillance. Anyone depositing a ballot that does not belong to them 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.
If a voter has an illness or disability that will prevent them from dropping off their ballot, they can designate an agent to pick up or drop off their ballot. The agent can only pick up or drop off ballots for voters who are in the same household, and the ballot can only be picked up and dropped off to Voter Services, 425 Swede St., Norristown, PA. The first page should be signed by the agent, and the second page should be signed by the voter. Click here to access the Certification of Designated Agent form.