Satellite elections center opens; additional voter resources announced

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—  In preparation for the 2020 general election on Nov. 3, Penn State, in collaboration with The Centre County Board of Elections, has developed a number of resources to make voting easier and more accessible for students and community members alike.

Satellite elections office 

The Centre County Board of Elections has designated the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Center on Penn State’s University Park Campus as a satellite elections office for the 2020 general election. 

All voters registered within Centre County, including students and nonstudent residents, can utilize the center to process mail-in ballot and absentee ballot requests, complete ballot packets, and submit ballots for secure processing. 

The Bryce Jordan Center satellite elections office will operate weekly Wednesday – Saturday beginning Oct. 7 and ending Oct. 24. Hours for the office are posted at centrecountyvotes.com/satellite. Voters are required to schedule an appointment in advance at centrecountyvotes.com/bjc. The office will be staffed by local government election employees, and parking at Bryce Jordan Center will remain free to voters during office hours.

HUB-Robeson Center

In addition to the satellite elections office, students at University Park may utilize voter services at the HUB-Robeson Center and online. Students can pick up and complete a postage-paid voter registration application at the Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose, 102 HUB-Robeson Center. In addition, students can obtain a mail-in ballot application at the center, or request one through pavoterservices.pa.gov. Completed ballots can be submitted to a secure ballot drop box in front of the HUB on Pollock Road, which will be locked and monitored 24/7 by video security surveillance camera.

Key dates and polling information 

Students and community members are reminded that voting in local, state and national elections is one of the most important duties of an engaged citizen. Key dates for the 2020 general election include:

Oct. 19 – Last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania

Oct. 27 – Last day to request a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania

Nov. 3 – Election Day 

In addition to serving as a satellite elections office, the Bryce Jordan Center will also serve as the primary in-person polling location for all students who reside on campus at University Park on Nov. 3, except for those living in White Course apartments who will vote in the HUB-Robeson Center. Students who reside off campus or at other Penn State campus locations can visit vote411.org to identify their polling location.

For more information about voter registration and election resources at Penn State, including how to register, where to register, and how to make an informed decision, visit psuvotes.psu.edu.

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