Calls flood Butler County Bureau of Elections less than two weeks before final ballots are cast

Calls flood Butler County Bureau of Elections less than two weeks before final ballots are cast

On Friday alone, they received more than 4,000 calls from voters about mail-in ballots and where to vote.

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AS PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 REPORTER SHELDON INGRAM SHOWS US THEY’RE ANSWERING EVERY , SINGLE ONE OF THEM. REPORTER: BUTLER COUNTY’S BUREAU OF ELECTIONS IS FLOODED WITH INQUIRIES JUST DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION. TODAY ALONE, THEY RECEIVED MORE THAN 4000 CALLS FROM VOTERS. THE CALLS ABOUT MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND WHERE TO VOTE. >> HOW MAY I HELP YOU? REPORTER: EMPLOYEES ARE TAKING IN SOME OF THE 4100 CALLS THAT FLOODED THEIR OFFICE TODAY. THIS IS A TYPICAL DAY ADDRESSING VOTER ANXIETY, ABOUT MAIL-IN BALLOTS NOT RECEIVED, WHERE TO VOTE AND OTHER MATTERS. >> THE NUMBER OF CALLS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING IN ARE SEVERAL THOUSAND A DAY. REPORTER: BALLOTS ARE STILL GOING OUT TO RESIDENTS BY THE THOUSANDS. >> THOSE ARE IN TRANSIT IN THE MAIL. WE SENT OUT THOUSANDS ON MONDAY ALONE. REPORTER: WHAT BUTLER COUNT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW IS THAT THE CUTOFF FOR BALLOT APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 27. THAT’S EXACTLY ONE WEEK BEFOR ELECTION DAY. NOT MUCH TIME WHEN THE BALLOTS MUST STILL BE MAILED OUT TO VOTERS. THE BUREAU OF ELECTIONS SUGGESTS NOT TO RELY ON MAIL SERVICE. >> YOU’RE GOING TO BE CUTTING IT CLOS I WOULD RECOMMEND AT THAT POINT, IF YOU’RE APPLYING THAT LATE, THAT YOU PHYSICALLY BRING YO BALLOT TO THE COURTHOUSE SO WE CAN STAMP IT AND MARK IT AS RECEIVED, SO THAT YOU ARE GUARANTEED IT WILL COUNT AND ARRIVE ON TIME. REPORTER: THAT’S WHAT THESE BUTLER COUNTY RESIDENTS AR DOING IN LINE AT THE BUREAU OF ELECTIONS TO VOTE EARLY. SOME ARE DROPPING OFF THEIR BALLOTS HERE. RESIDENTS WITH MAIL-IN BALLOTS WHO INSTEAD WANT TO VOTE AT THE , POLLS, MUST STILL HAVE THEIR BALLOTS AND TURN THEM OVER TO AN ELECION JUDGE TO VOTE. IF THE BALLOT IS LOST OR THROWN AWAY, A PROVISIONAL BALLOT WILL BE ISSUE >> YOU CAN STILL GO TO YOUR POLLING LOCATION ON ELECTION DAY AND YOU WILL SEE THE JUDGE O ELECTIONS IN THE PRECINCT, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CAST A PROVISIONAL VOTE. REPORTER: THE BUREAU OF ELECTIONS ALSO SAYS BUTLER COUNTY IS SEEING 20,000 NEWLY

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Calls flood Butler County Bureau of Elections less than two weeks before final ballots are cast

On Friday alone, they received more than 4,000 calls from voters about mail-in ballots and where to vote.

Less than two weeks before the final ballots are cast, Butler County officials are staying busy as calls and questions continue to pour into their bureau of elections. Watch the full report from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Sheldon Ingram in the video player above. On Friday alone, they received more than 4,000 calls from voters about mail-in ballots and where to vote. Ballots are still going out to residents by the thousands and the cutoff for ballot applications is Oct. 27. Residents with mail-in ballots who instead want to vote at the polls must still have their ballots and turn them over to an election judge to vote. If the ballot is lost or thrown away, a provisional ballot will be issued. The bureau of elections also said Butler County is seeing 20,000 newly elected voters.

Less than two weeks before the final ballots are cast, Butler County officials are staying busy as calls and questions continue to pour into their bureau of elections.

Watch the full report from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Sheldon Ingram in the video player above.

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On Friday alone, they received more than 4,000 calls from voters about mail-in ballots and where to vote.

Ballots are still going out to residents by the thousands and the cutoff for ballot applications is Oct. 27.

Residents with mail-in ballots who instead want to vote at the polls must still have their ballots and turn them over to an election judge to vote. If the ballot is lost or thrown away, a provisional ballot will be issued.

The bureau of elections also said Butler County is seeing 20,000 newly elected voters.