The closing of Lycoming County government offices Tuesday because of inclement weather means that absentee voting ballots for the Nov. 6 election may be received by the county Voter Services office until 5 p.m. today.
Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the deadline, which originally was scheduled for Tuesday, will be extended for each day a county courthouse was closed due to Hurricane Sandy. That's one day for Lycoming County.
Voters are urged to deliver absentee ballot applications to the Voter Services office, 330 Pine St., Executive Plaza as soon possible, according to Sandy Adams, county director of voter services.
Those who are physically disabled or ill, or who learn that they must be absent from their voting precinct on Election Day, can file for an emergency absentee ballot in the Voter Services office, Adams said.
She also reminded voters that they will be asked for identification before casting their ballot, but may not be required to show it if their name is in the poll book in their precinct.
Those required to show identification include first-time voters and those voting for the first time in a new precinct. Identification can include a photo ID, ID issued by any Commonwealth agency, ID issued by the U.S. government, U.S. Passport, U.S. Armed Forces ID, student ID, non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth, non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government, a firearm permit, current utility bill, current bank statement, current paycheck or government check.
Voters who have questions can call the Voter Services office at 327-2267.