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2024 Primary Election Ballots Received with Unverifiable Identification

The Board of Elections has received nearly 900 mail-in/absentee ballots from voters for whom it had not been originally able to verify proof of identification. Since processing these applications, 698 of these voters have been able to verify their identification leaving over 200 mail-in/absentee ballots from voters for whom it has not been able to verify proof of identification. In some cases, the voter did not submit proof of identification with the application; in others, the Board has not been able to verify their submission due to a technological issue. Without such proof, the Board cannot count these mail-in/absentee ballots. Affected voters (including those who previously submitted only a Driver’s License number or SSN) should either submit a photocopy or picture of an acceptable photo ID to or via fax to (215) 686-3398. It is critical that the Board receive this information by Monday, April 29, 2024 or the Board will not be able to count the voter’s mail-in/absentee ballot.

A list of Philadelphia residents who were sent an absentee/mail-in ballot but whose proof of identification has not yet been verified: Click here for (pdf) or for (xlsx)

An acceptable photo ID is one that shows a NAME, a PHOTO, and an EXPIRATION DATE and is CURRENT, issued by the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania municipal government (employee ID only), a Pennsylvania college or university, or a Pennsylvania care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences and personal care homes.


Posted on: April 20, 2024

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