For Immediate Release
October 30, 2019
Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg and Treasurer Jason Salus Team Up to Notarize Emergency Absentee Ballots Free of Charge
NORRISTOWN -- Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg announced that she will again partner with Treasurer Jason Salus during regular business hours to notarize emergency absentee ballot applications on behalf of voters who need them. This service will be free of charge.
“Our office has offered this service for the past three election cycles and with Voter Services operating in the same building, we are able to assist many voters in completing the process to vote by an emergency absentee ballot,” Sorg said. “We strongly believe that citizens should exercise their right to vote,” she added, “no matter what unexpected life events may arise.”
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot was Tuesday, October 29, and that completed ballot must be received at Montgomery County Voter Services by Friday, November 1 at 5:00pm to be counted.
However, if a qualified emergency arises after the regular absentee ballot application deadline has passed, certain voters may still be eligible to vote by emergency absentee ballot. Possible emergencies include illness or necessary absence from the voting municipality. Voters need to obtain an emergency absentee ballot application from Montgomery County Voter Services, or online, before having it notarized at the Recorder of Deeds’ office or Treasurer’s office. For more information about emergency absentee ballot applications, visit VotesPA.com.
“We were thrilled to assist so many voters last year and in this year’s Primary Election,” Sorg said. “We are happy to team up again with the Treasurer’s office this election to ensure we reach as many people as possible.”
Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus agreed.
“We are proud to be able to help everyone who wants to vote cast their ballot in this election,” Salus said.
The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds’ office and the Montgomery County Treasurer’s office are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm. An appointment is not necessary for emergency absentee ballot notarization, but voters are encouraged to call ahead to ensure notary availability. For additional questions, please call the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office at 610-278-3289.