Deadline set to apply for absentee ballot

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Those interested in voting by absentee ballot in the May 16 primary have until Tuesday to file an application with the Blair County elections office at the courthouse.

So far, 397 voters have applied for absentee ballots, about average for a municipal election, county Director of Elections Sarah Seymour said Tuesday.

The last day to return a voted absentee ballot is May 12, Seymour added.

State election rules limit absentee ballots to people deployed with the military, state residents attending out-of-state colleges or universities, people who are injured or disabled, and people who will be out of town on Election Day.