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Cutch shows Pa. voters how to mail in ballots

It's a piece of cake
@_dadler
October 5, 2020

If you live in Pennsylvania and have questions about voting with a mail-in ballot this election, don't worry -- Andrew McCutchen has you covered. McCutchen released a video Monday explaining Pennsylvania's mail-in voting process for the 2020 election, from start to finish.

If you live in Pennsylvania and have questions about voting with a mail-in ballot this election, don't worry -- Andrew McCutchen has you covered.

McCutchen released a video Monday explaining Pennsylvania's mail-in voting process for the 2020 election, from start to finish.

"A lot of people in Pennsylvania are voting from home this year," McCutchen starts off the video. "There's a lot of questions about it. So I thought I would explain how it works."

The Phillies outfielder got help from some fellow Pennsylvanians to spread the word that you can vote from anywhere. The video features cameos from Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, 2015 World Cup champion soccer player Meghan Klingenberg, actor Michael Keaton, "Broad City" co-creator Abbi Jacobson, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creator and star Rob McElhenney … and, of course, the Phillie Phanatic.

McCutchen's video provides step-by-step instructions to Pennsylvania voters who want to use the mail-in ballot. Voters can apply for a mail-in ballot, and track the status of their ballot, at VotesPA.com.

The instructions for mail-in voting (as explained by McCutchen) are as follows:

1) Complete your entire ballot in blue or black ink.

2) Seal the ballot in the smaller secrecy envelope, then place that in the larger return envelope. If you do not place the ballot in the secrecy envelope first, it will not count.

3) Sign and complete the voter declaration on the back of the larger return envelope.

4) Mail your ballot or return it in person to your county election office or another official drop-off location.

"It is essential for everyone to vote and to ensure that every vote is submitted accurately in order to be counted," McCutchen said in a statement accompanying the video. "With concerns over the health and safety of citizens by voting in person, a lack of accessibility to voting locations for many in underserved communities, and the two-envelope requirement, it is imperative to educate voters on how to properly fill out and submit a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania.

"It's exciting to receive so much support in this effort, especially by some Pennsylvania legends who appear with me in the video. Knowing how close the last election was, I am glad we are able to collectively use our voices and platforms to assist with mail-in ballot education."

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.