PENNSYLVANIA – In support of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s “Don’t Be Caught Naked” campaign, Democrats flew a banner over West Philadelphia reminding voters to use their secrecy ballots when voting by mail. The banner was part of a statewide campaign that has already held events in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Read what they are saying:
Bucks County Courier Times, Democrats launch naked ballot campaign ahead of midterms:
A banner flew over Philadelphia Tuesday morning warning voters to “cover up” their mail-in ballots in the provided secrecy envelopes for the midterm election. The plane towing the message “COVER UP, PA! NO NAKED BALLOTS! VISIT IWILLVOTE.COM/PA” was part of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s “Don’t Get Caught Naked” campaign to prevent mail ballots from being spoiled after the polls close on Nov. 8.
Pennsylvania Capital Star, Pa. Dems take ‘Don’t be Caught Naked’ campaign to the skies over Philly:
When it comes to casting your mail-in ballot this midterm campaign season, Pennsylvania Democrats would really, really appreciate it if you didn’t go naked.
No, that’s not a reminder to wear pants to your local county elections office (you’d probably feel the draft anyway). Rather, it’s part of a recently launched campaign to remind voters to use their secrecy envelopes when they vote by mail this fall.
The ‘secrecy’ envelope, by the way, is that blank envelope your ballot has to go into before you put it into the larger envelope that you drop in your mailbox, deposit at your county elections office, or another drop-off point.
If voting by mail, voters must remember to take the following steps:
- Complete your ballot in black or blue ink.
- Seal the ballot in the smaller secrecy envelope, then place it in the larger return envelope. If you do not place the ballot in the secrecy envelope, your vote won’t count.
- Sign, date and complete the voters’ declaration on the outside of the larger return envelope.
- Mail your ballot or return it in person to an official drop-off location. Check Iwillvote.com/PA to find out where you can drop off your ballot.