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Absentee Ballot Extension for some Counties

Governor Corbett signed the attached executive order on November 1 extending the deadline for counties to receive voted absentee ballots until Monday, November 5 at 5 p.m. on a county-by-county basis.

The deadline will be extended for voters in any county in which the office of the board of elections was closed to the public due to Hurricane Sandy, at any time during regularly-scheduled business hours, the week of Oct. 29.

The governor earlier this week extended the deadline for county election offices to receive absentee ballot applications by one day for each day a county election board office was closed because of the effects of the storm.

“This action by Gov. Corbett will give all voters who must use absentee ballots additional opportunity to cast a ballot,” said Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections. Aichele noted voters may mail absentee ballots to their county election office, or deliver the ballot in person.

Information on filing absentee ballot applications is available at


Read the executive order (pdf)


Phi Kappa PSI Presents: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium (Stewart vs. O'Reilly Debate)

Thursday, October 18 2012 8PM Mitchell Auditorium
Event Details

Phi Kappa Psi is presenting The Rumble 2012 - a comical debate between The Daily Show host Jon Stewart and The O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly! This event will be a philanthropic event as Phi Kappa Psi will be accepting donations for the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America. Donations are not required, but encouraged

Election 2012: The Issues at Stake

Monday, October 15 2012 from 7-9 in the Mitchell Auditorium in Bossone. 
Event Details

Speakers include:

  • Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth
         Carol Aichele: Student Voting
  • Professor Rose Corrigan: Supreme Court
  • Professor Scott Barclay: Marriage Equality
  • Professor Bill Rosenberg: Polls, Ads and Participation

The format will be:

  1. Introduction of panel and panelists
  2. Speakers
  3. Questions from the Audience
  4. Dessert Reception

Any questions can be directed to Mary-Elizabeth Murphy:

Voter Registration Deadline at Midnight

Tuesday, October 9 2012 Midnight

After months of uncertainty over the state's new voter-ID law, there's now just a single hurdle for Pennsylvania citizens who want to vote in November: They have to be registered voters, and the registration deadline is midnight Tuesday.   Read the full article

National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2012 is National Voter Registration Day! Drexel Votes 2012 would like to remind the student body to Register to Vote! The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. Voter Registration Forms are available at the Office of Government and Community Relations (OGCR), located in the Main Building, Suite 228.

Please note that if you do decide to use the assistance of the above offices, the Registration Forms need to be submitted by Monday, October 8th, 2012, before 12 P.M. That will give us enough time to mail the documents and meet the Voter Registration deadline.
For more information about how to register to vote see our FAQ

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