Primary voting impacted for Lower Valley residents by coronavirus
Monday, May 18, 2020 | 7:10 AM
Coronavirus restrictions will impact polling locations for the June 2 primary election, Allegheny County officials have announced.
Each municipality will have only one in-person site to cast their votes, rather than multiple locations at fire halls, schools and churches.
Throughout the Lower Valley, residents can vote in-person at the following locations:
• Aspinwall, municipal building, 217 Commercial Ave.
• Blawnox, fire hall, 376 Freeport Road
• Fox Chapel, Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road
• Indiana Township, municipal building, 3710 Saxonburg Blvd.
• O’Hara, Kerr Elementary, 341 Kittanning Pike
• Sharpsburg, municipal building, 1611 Main St.
Registered voters will be mailed a postcard to alert them to the change.
The Division of Elections will also send mail-in ballot applications to every registered, eligible voter in Allegheny County who has not already submitted an application.
In late-April, the elections board decided to consolidate polling locations into 200-300 sites, saying there will be at least one in-person voting site in each municipality. The board considered several factors, including parking and familiarity, before deciding on each polling site.
According to the Allegheny County website, there usually are more than 1,320 polling places used on election day.
For more information, visit alleghenycounty.us/elections.